THREE-LEGGED SILVER ALLOY JUE VESSEL
China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912) to Republic period (1912- 1949). 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 background leiwen pattern, which shows two kinds of creatures – four stags and four fish-like dragons.
Condition: Good condition.
Provenance: Austrian private collection.
Dimensions: Height 12.2 cm. Width 11.3 cm.
Nachverkauf: € 190