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Pair of Bronze Stands

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Pair of Bronze Stands, n. d.
9 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (23.81 cm x 16.19 cm x 16.19 cm)

Object Type: Metalwork
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.361 a, b

No marks.

Cast bronze.

Object Description
Pair of Meiji period candle stands, with ornate animal-themed decoration. The base of each is encircled with six fu dogs, in relief. Above this are swimming turtles. A dragon, in relief, holding a ball within his claw, is wrapped around the center, and a ring of clouds is etched above. The top of the stand flares out again, and is eight lobed, with a dragon in shallow relief on each lobe.

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