Lot 124: PAIR OF ARCHAIC JUE
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Bronze. China, later Qing Dynasty, approximately 19th century
Das jue is a tripod vessel, used in the archaic era to warm sacrificial wine. Characteristic is particularly the sharp tapering continuation facing the mouth, as well as two tall standing, cap-covered pins. On the vessel body is relief, here simplified and recreated according to the archetype, as well as a curved handle, respectively emerging from a horned animal head. Below this handle is a rectangular field with an encrusted, illegible inscription. Blackish patina with several green areas, both "pins" missing from one jue.
HEIGHTS AROUND 15 CM
From a German private collection