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Large Bronze Tray with Dragon and Phoenix
Edo period, 18th century, Japan
A large molded bronze offertory tray of five-petaled foliate form. The center has a dragon, phoenix and flaming peal rondel in high relief (originally Daoist influenced imagery).
The back has a well defined scooped foot with a pouring plug fashioned into a flower in the center of the underfoot.
Some areas of scratching and other abrasion. From a private Florida collection.