Subject:Re: Bronze vessel
Posted By: Aaron at APEX Antiques Thu, Oct 05, 2023
As pointed out above, this piece was not crafted using "Lost Sand Casting" or similar one-of-a-kind methods, rather a multi-piece mold was made (possibly originally cast of an older item?) suggesting this was "Manufactured" rather than "Crafted".
That doesn't make it not old, nor does it mean it has no value. Modern manufacturing techniques (as here) date back to the early 19th Century (not reflective of supposed date, just a fact)
A piece such as this was clearly made for the export market as there is no cohesive style, but rather a collection of figures from various periods and styles put together to appear "Exotic" to the Western Market.
From that perspective, it does have a decorative value, especially if it is as large as it appears to be. Many designers would love this kind of piece to add a touch of the East to an interior!
I would say the one in the link may be the original