A bronze water basin was in square form.
Stand by four angle-shaped feet, the water basin was decorated on the upper portion with the geometric patterns.
On the underside, there'e ancient archaic characters being inscribed.
These archaic characters were Xiao Zhuan which were being used in Warring States of 481-221BC.
In Song dynasty, the connoisseurs admired the ancient cultures and would used the utensils which owned the archaic moods.
To judge it a Song piece, there're also other reasons as:
1, the characteristic metal quality,
2, the form of the ware and
3, the usage of a small scholar ware was scarcely seen in archaic periods.
4, And of course, it was also judged according to the condition of the verdigris left on surface.
Date: Song Dynasty, 960-1279.
Dimensions: 5.2cm x 5.2cm x 3.3cm.
A bronze goose-shaped dipper of Qing Dynasty was included.
A newly-made wood stand was included.
A SILK BOX IS INCLUDED.