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Pair Chinese 18th Century Late Ming Bronze Archaistic Gu Vases




Near Pair of Chinese Archaic bronze Gu vases.
18th century Late Ming Period,
Measures: Height: 11.4 inches. Diameter: 6.4 Inches
Condition: Very good with losses to patina, scratches and wear commensurate of age and use. .75 Inch anomaly on upper inner rim of one vase.
Provenance: Ex Freeman’s, Philadelphia.
The gu vessel was known for its use as a wine-drinking vessel. It is said to have developed from other elaborate cups that also had high stems and were found in Neolithic cultures.[1] Inscriptions have been found on ancient vessels stating that it was common to drink wine in Chinese cultures. The creation of a vessel such as the gu makes sense in modern times because of its shape. The long stem made it easy to hold and sip from, while still allowing it to take on unique and elegant features. The drinking of wine was made from this cup.
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