Antique Asian Heavy Brass Bowl

. . . . . . . . . . Chinese characters say: Kuan (Guan) Year

Inside this antique brass bowl there is an etched, engraved or carved picture of a very old Asian house (straw/grass roof hut) next to bamboo trees, a large wheel (water mill?) birds in the sky over a rocky mountain terrain. The heavy brass bowl is etched, engraved or carved throughout the outside with pictures of birds in flight over a large stormy and wavy body of water. Underneath the bowl there are three small stubs (legs) which appear to have been hand carved. There is a large amount of green (brass oxidation) on the inside of the bowl due to age. This antique brass bowl weighs almost 3 ½ pounds. The brass bowl is about 9 ¼ inches wide and the inside is 2 inches deep. This bowl came from a New York house, an Estate Sale of a U.S. Vietnam Veteran who was an avid collector of antiques. It is signed, etched, engraved or carved “Guan Year” or “Kuan Year” in old Chinese characters next to the bamboo trees. “Guan Yu also spelled Kuan Yu was a general in the Three Kingdom period, (220-280 AD), after the late Han Dynasty.

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