This bold and stylish Chinese shaped hexagonal vessel is heavily cast in solid bronze. It has a very pleasing shape which is enhanced by the pair of decorative ring handle mounts to each side. At the base there is a flat plane foot and above the lower section is cast with raised carp fish, one fish to each facet. The broad middle section has an assortment of similar raised decoration with exotic birds, shoals of carp, and floating Chinese lanterns. The upper section to the neck is cast with four bands of detailed flower heads. The rim is plain and flat to match the foot. This heavy bronze vessel has a good green/brown patination. This vessel is in good condition. There are a few small holes in the bottom caused through age and wear as shown in the photographs.
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