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Vintage 1967 Reproduction Shiang Dynasty Urn Ice Bucket Getz Legacy Collection This is a fine Shiang Dynasty reproduction, made in Taiwan circa 1967. It was given as a gift by Burt J. Siris, who was a well known international New York businessman. The gift letter from Mr. Siris is included, in which he states that a similar item was given by the President of Taiwan to President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter. Shiang dynasty urns such as this, were used by Chinese emperors to cook meats. This reproduction was made by Getz Bros. under patent number 2078. It was sold under the company's Legacy Collections. A brochure is included which provides illustrative details about the urn, its history and modern manufacture: The body is decorated with the three elephant motif. In Chinese legends, the elephant is the symbol of peace, greatness and goodwill The surface of the lid displays the features of a water buffalo-the highest sacrifice during great events The handle represents the tails of two fishes-the fish is a symbol of freedom, happiness and the fighting spirit It is made of a heavy cast non-ferrous alloy, with a permanent antique finish. It looks and feels like fine bronze. The urn has a removable thick plastic lining that fits securely over another lining made of foam. The lid also has an inner lining made of thick foam. It measures 11 inches tall to the top of the lid and is 8 inches wide. Weight is approx. 8 lbs before packaging. Shipping will be calculated to your destination, using USPS or FedEx. You will receive an invoice with the final charges for your purchase. Fabulous find!! Store Policies: PayPal is the accepted form of payment Item Description / Photos: We do our best to provide detailed descriptions which will state defects or flaws observed. Photos are also provided and are considered part of the description. We welcome your questions if any clarification is needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an e-mail. We value your business and will work hard to ensure you are satisfied. Our goal is to get a 5 star rating on each transaction. Thank you!! See my other listings for more great items! Most items will be shipped via US Priority Mail. Items are shipped within 3 days after payment is received. Insurance: If your item is fragile, we strongly suggest that insurance is purchased. Please contact us for the additional amount which will be added to your invoice. We recycle shipping materials whenever possible Flat rate shipping and free shipping offers are to the continental USA only. Flat rate shipping: You may make payments without waiting for an invoice. Calculated shipping: Please DO NOT pay until you have received an invoice with the final charges. Art Work: In some cases, valuable art work will be professionally packaged to ensure safe delivery. The average cost is 10. This cost is already included in the list price of the item. Please remember the cost of professional packing if you are making an offer for art work. International buyers: Please contact me to verify whether the item you are interested in is offered for sale to your location. Custom and import duties are the responsibility of each buyer. Refunds/Returns: Most items are obtained atsales or estate sales and are sold as is. If we've made an error in the listing, we will refund the purchase price and original shipping cost. Each Listing will indicate whether returns are allowed. in general, shipping costs are not refundable and buyers are responsible for paying all shipping costs for items that are being returned. Please contact us immediately if there is an issue. We are customer friendly and will do everything possible to ensure your satisfaction.
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