Antique Jue Libation Cup -Shang Dynasty Form
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: item # 1863
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Ichiban Japanese & Oriental Antiques
Post Office Box 395
Marion, CT 06444-0395
|This is a wonderful iron libation cup in the form of the classic Jue of the Chinese Shang dynasty. When I first discovered this piece, I thought it might actually be from that period, but then discovered that it is made of iron - magnet sticks - and the Shang pieces were all of bronze. From the heavy encrustation on this piece, I believe it to be a Japanese piece done in the style of the Jue around the turn of this century. Someone has even added a plant "frog" to the interior for use as a flower vase - handy. This would be a superb accent piece with an ikebana flower arrangement. The piece measures 7 1/2" tall, is 7" long at the top and 3 3/4" diameter across the tripod legs.|