Posted 9 years ago
This object was from a prof. Of language at Univ. of Toyoko who collected Asian antiquities. It' s made of metal, likely iron, about 12" tall. It has ring handles and bands of raised designs around the mid-section and neck. It looks like a vase but when turned over, as seen in the second photo, there is no bottom. About 1" up from the base there is what appears to be a place where it was once attached to something else. What remains looks to be wood. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in figuring out what this might be, it's country of origin and age.