Ming bronze You wine vessel, 16th 17th Century
You wine vessel Ming Dynasty, 16th 17th Century
26,5 cm. high
The inside with inscription on the bottom. These characters are shown on a shangyou 商卣 discovered in a Wei tombe in 1978. See the lower left marks in the rubbing. Here the second character is a combination of two. In the You they are shown as two characters..
You wine vessel Ming Dynasty details:
This is a kind of kettle with low base and domed lid. The handle stretches across the top to lugs on two sides. Although clearly used for beer, probably a particular kind of spiced beer.