Japanese Pedestal and Chinese Bronze Vase. 1st item: Japanese Meiji period bronze pedestal or plant stand, perimeter of top with incised and applied fretwork decoration, applied figural dragon decorations and incised waves to column, and applied vignettes of moths and floral band to base. 30 1/2" H x 10 3/4" dia. 2nd item: Chinese Bronze vase, baluster form, with raised foot ring, molded circular reserves with stylized writhing dragons surrounding a longevity character symbol. 11 1/2" H. Likely provincial China, 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with oxidation, 3/4" square drill hole to top. 2nd item: Some wear and abrasions, including 3/4" abrasion to one side of exterior. Oxidation and white mark to underside. Scaling to interior, possibly from water.
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