Four Gentlemen Wine Jug
In the Chinese tradition, alcoholic beverages are served warm, the better to appreciate their unique aromas. The Four Gentlemen double-receptacle wine jug, with its gleaming brass handles, facilitates this practice.
About the collection
Collectively known in Chinese art and literature as the Four Gentlemen, the plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum have exemplified the high moral conduct and noble ideals of a gentleman since the 10th century.