Chinese bronze vase, Gu, the trumpet-shaped upper section cast with four blades filled with archaic designs. Center and lower sections depicting Toadies with very intricate backgrounds. With a nice old rich dark patina. Circa 17th century; Late Ming – early Qing Dynasty.
Measures: Height: 10.5 inches, 26.2 cm.
Diameter: 7.25 Inches
Condition: Very good with losses to bottom rim and soldered inside base.
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A gu is type of ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel from the Shang and Zhou dynasties (i.e. 1600–256 BC). It was used to drink wine or to offer ritual libations. They were made in China until the 18th century and considered auspicious.
A gu is tall and slender, with a slightly flared base that tapers to a slim center section before widening again into a trumpet-like mouth, wider than the base. Its surface is often decorated with taotie.
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