Phoenix-style Wine Vessel

89,00 €

From Western Zhou Dynasty (900-800 B.C.), kept in Beijing Palace Museum.

Size : height 210 mm, width 180 mm.
Weight : 620 g approximately.

Jue or wine vessels can have a very large range of forms. They were used for warming and drinking wine (or beverage) : it has wide outlets and three legs such as knifes. The position of legs was designed for receiving flames under the vessel, capturing the heat very fast, in order to warm wine. The outlets and vessel belly are embellished with phoenix design.
Wine vessels were used for toasts in business meetings.

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