Gold Pot Engraved with Patterns

 

Qing Dynasty
Height: 30.4cm
Maximum handle-spout width: 27cm
Bottom Diameter: 10cm

The bottle gourd-like pot has a beast-shaped spout, a dragon-shaped handle and a flat loop leg, with a bud-like button on the lid. The body of the pot is chiseled with cloud and dragon patterns. On the bottom, there's an inscription reading "46.65 liang".

This gold pot, engraved with gorgeous patterns, was a wine vessel for the exclusive use of the emperor.