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Blue, vessel and lid

Blue, vessel and lid


This vessel is in the shape of a bronze ding. In ancient times, this shape of vessel standing on three legs was used to prepare food for ritual use. This glass version may have been part of an altar set or purely decorative. The patterns on this glass ding show monster masks and dragons similar to decoration found on ancient Chinese bronzes.

Glass, carved in relief
Height without lid: 9.8 cm, diameter: 10.2 cm, lid height: 5.0 cm, lid length: 7.1 cm, lid width: 6.4 cm, combined height: 14.0 cm

Chinese Description:

玻璃鼎器 中国,清代,约1900 这玻璃器皿不但取材于青铜鼎的式样,其兽面龙纹更是青铜器常见的装饰。在古代,三足鼎乃祭礼的烹飪器具。这玻璃鼎或为祭坛礼器之一,又或仅作装饰用。 玻璃,浮雕

Creator: Unknown

Date: About 1900, Qing dynasty

Copyright: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Object ID:N4557

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