Attribute to 19th Century. Bronze, lively fierce expression; oxidized patina; vertically twisted body easy to display. H: 36.25″
This pair of bronze dragons came out of China with refugees in the 1900s when China opened to the outside world. The dragon stands for the heavenly king, symbol of power. The pair shows oxidation of the bronze, exhibiting an attractive bluish-green patina. This pair, with the body twister upright instead of spreading horizontally, makes for easier display.