The jue is an archaic Chinese vessel form, exactingly reproduced here on a smaller scale. Saber-like legs, handles on the sides and vertical posts. Originally, such bronze vessels were used to heat wine for sacrificial libation. This jue has a back-ground leiwen pattern, which shows two kinds of creatures – four stags and four fish-like dragons.
Dimensions: HEIGHT 12.2 CM, WIDTH 11.3 CM
Condition: Good condition
Provenance: Austrian private collection