water jug (jug (food service)); lid (containers)

Lidded water jug made of gilt copper, in the form of a double-gourd with a straight, long neck, covered with a beehive shaped lid with a lotus bud knob rested on lotus petals mounted on top. It stands on a straight foot. A long curved spout rises from the lower body and attached to the upper body with a curling dragon strut. An S-shaped handle comes out of a dragon's mouth from the upper body, curves downward and is soldered to the lower body, then upcurves again to a ruyi-head end. Both the waist and lid are engraved with bands of lotus scrolls.

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