Pride and Jue

I was browsing a local antique fair when I spotted a familiar shape – a Chinese Jue!  A Jue is one of the many shapes of ancient ritual vessels made in bronze, eg this one in the Met.
The Chinese often copied the shapes in other materials – ceramic, cloisonne, jade.  So this one is a modern stone copy of the old shape.  As I am a lover of bronzes, I thought this would be a fun addition to my shelves.
Shining light through the stone shows its mossy green look.
the British Museum has collected some contemporary jade carvings, including a Jue, and Christies auctioned this one.
So good to know that I am following tradition!