Posted 5 years ago
I may have found some information on the origin of this dragon. In ancient Vietnam the Dongsong had a deity in the form of a water dragon. The early version had three claws. I also found reference that the Greek key design was used by the Dongson people of Vietnam. What do you think?
I really like this brass plate. It has a three clawed character. I would assume it is a dragon, but it looks somewhat like a sea serpent. It measures 9-7/8". It is heavier than most decorator pieces I've seen. Very large pontil type mark. Pretty cool.