The inscription cast under the handle consists of a graph composed of an eye oriented above a star, followed by the characters Fu Ji (Father Ji).
Jue appear to have been essential to Shang dynasty rituals, as they are one of the most numerous vessels found in Shang tombs. Their shape implies that they were used for the heating and pouring of ritual wines, and possibly for drinking the wine. The present jue is stylistically similar to one in the Shanghai Museum illustrated in Zhongquo Qingtongqi Quanji - 3 - Shang (3), Beijing, 1997, p. 20, no. 20.