Fu Xin Jue, in earlier Xizhou period (11century B.C.~771 B.C.), a wine vessel. The "Jue" type of wine vessel has long tail, deep belly, round base, stands on three legs. The "Jue" was used as a cup for heating and drinking. On top of the wine vessel are two round small solid knobs. Experts are still not sure the purposes of the two knobs.
Fu Xin is a persons name that was engraved on the vessel. The original one was unearthed in 1976 in Baijiacun, Fengzhuang, Shaanxi Province, and is now in the collection of the Zhouyuan Museum of Shaanxi Province.
Three main categories of bronze artifacts exist: ritual vessels, luxury items and sometimes placed in tombs and weapons. Production quality peaked in the late Shang (B.C. 1600~B.C.1100) period. One characteristic form was the Jue, a ritual vessel standing on three legs, apparently intended for the warming of wine. The surfaces of most ritual vessels were commonly covered with stylized surface decoration. The most common motif was a mythical creature lacking a lower jaw known as the taotie mask. Many vessels carried inscriptions indicating why they had been cast and explaining their intended use.
Our bronze replicas are made with the same lost wax method as the Shang artisans used thousands of years ago. Each item is modeled off the historical relic. Some original size products molds are from the original relics provided by Zhou Yuan Bronze Museum.