French & Japanese
“Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure,
be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing.”
A pair of bronze vases with French ormolu mounts Meiji period (late 19th century) Each vase finely cast and chiseled with a central encircling band of roundels of the twelve animals of the zodiac. Mounted with fine French gilt top and base supported by four demons holding hammer and chisel. 14¾" High.
seen @ NYC.