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What is Chinese Bronze Jue?

A jue (Chinese: 爵; Wade–Giles: chüeh) is a type of ancient Chinese vessel used to serve warm wine during ancestor-worship ceremonies. It is ovoid in shape, supported by three splayed triangular legs, with a long curved spout (liu flow) on one side and a balance flange (wei β) on the other.

Jue, as a wine vessel, appeared as early as around 2400 BC. Tao Jue prevailed in Xia and Shang, Bronze Jue prevailed in Shang and Western Zhou Dynasty. After the Western Zhou Dynasty, the trace of the Jue Cup has been rare. During the Qin and Han Dynasties, people hardly knew what a jue was. Since the Song Dynasty, the study of gold and stone with antiquities as the research object has flourished, and people have begun to understand the original appearance of the Shang and Zhou Jue Cups, as well as the masterpieces of antique style that followed. Jue, Jade Jue, Porcelain Jue, etc. These antique Jue cups often appeared in paintings at that time. The Ming Dynasty painter Chen Hongshou used the image of drinking in an antique cup in "Drinking in Banana Forest".

What is Jue used for?

The era of the Shang and the Zhou dynasties is generally known as the Bronze Age of China, because bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, used to fashion weapons, parts of chariots, and ritual vessels, played an important role in the material culture of the time.

    Category: Utensils

    Material: Copper, green bronze

    Hanging form: ornament

    Ornament pattern: fish, insects, birds and beasts

    Printing logo: yes

    Dimensions: Height 260mm

    Net weight: 0.7kg

    Height: 26cm

    Length: 21cm

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