Chinese bronze vase, circa 1880.  The vase has an elaborate pattern with a variety of designs.  It has a slight flare to the base and a dramatic flare to its top.  At the bottom of the vase are several lines of Chinese writing. (Mis-105) 
Condition:  The bottom of the base is slightly not round.  Theentire surface has a beautiful age patina. 
Dimensions:  Height 17 3/4 inches; Diameter of base 5 7/8 inches; Diameter of top 7 7/8 inches.