The Imperial Palace in Beijing, formerly known as the Forbidden City, is the palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is also the largest and most complete ancient architectural complex in China. When we visit the Forbidden City, from time to time, we will find the statue of a large metal VAT. According to the Great Qing code, there were 308 large VATS in the Forbidden City.
Due to the vicissitudes of historical turmoil, there are still more than 200 statues left. According to the quality, the large VATS in the palace museum can be divided into bronze gilded auspicious VAT, ancient bronze VAT and iron casting VAT. The first type of bronze gilded auspicious VAT is relatively valuable. The number of this kind of jar was less, and it increased in the Qing Dynasty. In front of the Taihe gate, commonly known as the "Jinluan hall" in the Forbidden City, this precious gilded bronze VAT is displayed. Each of them is 1.2 meters high and 1.63 meters in diameter. The upper surface of the VAT is engraved with characters made in the year of Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. On both sides of the vat are decorated with animal face patterns and ring ears. The second type of bronze urn was all made in the Qing Dynasty. Its appearance is black and shiny, very elegant. In front of Jingyuan gate and longzong gate, there are two large bronze vats.