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Large Bronze Tray with Dragon and Phoenix 

Edo period, 18th century, Japan

Diameter: 51cm

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.