EDMUND GRUNDNER Asiatica - Ethnographica

A Chinese bronze vase "Gu", late Yuan / early Ming, 14th. century

A Chinese bronze vase "Gu", late Yuan / early Ming, 14th. century


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A "Gu"-shaped bronze vase, late Yuan / early Ming, 14th. century. The upper section with leaf shaped panels. The lower sections with "Kui"-dragons, all on geometric grounds. Nice casting, very nice patina. H : 15,4 cm. GU : A GU is a form of Chinese ritual bronze vessel from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, used to drink wine or offer ritual libations. A GU is tall and slender with a flared base, a slim center section and a trumpet-shaped mouth that is wider than the base. A similar vase of ceramics can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (Accession no. 1984.472) and in the Hong Kong Museum of Art