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A Small Chinese Bronze Gu – Qing

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A Small Chinese Bronze Gu – Qing
This is a smallish Chinese bronze “GU” form – with totally plain simple design. The piece measures 4 ¾” high and is 4” diameter at the top. It is in very good shape – fine patina – one ½” crack in the bottom rim. We date the piece to the late Qing dynasty, circa 1850-1880s.

A Gu was an early Chinese form – normally in bronze – that was a tall, slim wine cup with no handles and with a wide opening at the top and a base of lesser diameter - early Shang to Western Zhou, 13th century.. This simplicity of the Gu has been handed down for centuries.

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