Description: the deep U-shaped body rising from three blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a long spout flanked by a pair of posts, cast around the body with two raised fillets and set to one side with a loop handle issuing from an animal mask, the body decorated with archaic motifs forming two
taotie masks, with a pictogram beneath the handle, the bronze with variegated malachite encrustations, Japanese wood box
Dimensions: 19.7 cm. 7 3/4 in.
Condition Report: The jue has heavy malachite encrustation to the majority of the surface, corrosion to the vertical flange opposite the handle, a repaired break to the triangular rim, a circa 4x2cm., oval patch to the interior base with associated cracks on the exterior and a smaller circular 2x2cm., patch, both possibly contemporary to manufacture, otherwise in good condition.
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