A cast bronze offering cup from the early 20th Century used for burning oil in a Buddhist temple. Well formed with everted lip, bulbous body and a slightly everted foot with a rich golden patina. The cup has had a line tooled around the middle. You can also see lathe marks on the base and along the upper portions of the sides. The high foot is thin and appears to have been rolled instead of cast.

MEASUREMENTS

4 1/8" (10.5 cm) diameter x 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) tall. Weighs 6.5 oz (95 g)

CONDITION

The body has some small dents. The foot is also dented in places. There are no breaks. There is one spot with verdigris on the exterior and a few small areas inside. The interior has discoloration, especially along the bottom. The exterior has less discoloration, except where the foot is attached to the body.

ITEM ID
V-3151
COLOR
Bronze, Gold
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
PURPOSE
Cups
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Chinese Republic Era Bronze Temple Offering Cup Oil Lamp

$150

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