The Museum of Fine Arts displays a bronze vessel virtually in its entirety (very rare indeed) with very similarly styled handles to this one – a “braided rope handle”. I have included a photograph of this vessel for your interest. Pieces like this are sometimes discovered by farmers in Vietnam, usually when they are struck in the course of plowing, digging wells and the like. This object has a beautiful blue green archeological patina.
A certificate of authenticity along with further details on ancient bronze artifacts from the Dong Son Period will be provided with this item. The artifact has been framed behind glass but can be easily removed from the frame to be more closely inspected.
Height: 6.5cm, 2.6 inches
Width: 8cm, 3 inches
Frame: 39cm x 37cm x 5cm, 15.4 in x 14.5 in x 2 in
Provenance: Antique Dealer, Hanoi
Period: Dong Son 400 B.C-100 A.D