Subject:Re: Pair of brass vases
Posted By: Tony W. Fri, Mar 17, 2023
I can very much be wrong ... Judging from what I can see, I am guessing that the bodies of the "vases" (being bottomless) probably was made of copper alloy / bronze?(VERY heavy for their sizes; with shiny orange-reddish colored speckles), then melt brass? (sign of being oxidized) was applied onto for the decorating patterns, followed by copper inlaying and gilting ??? Again, please pardon my ignorance, from which I am learning from!
The curvy lines and scroll borders look Chinese to me (?), and the "mechanical gear"-like feature somewhat reminds me of a similar pair of objects from an important collection that were auctioned by one of the major houses in the past?
Just thought that one of you might have seen or known ...
My wife does not like cluttering the house, so many randomly acquired things have been in storage for years. Besides working, this is my hoppy to go through and study them, one by one, as I am slowly trying to repopulate the house, hopefully without her knowing :))