In shape and type of intaglio decoration this hu is similar to one in the Victoria and Albert Museum illustratted by R. Kerr, Chinese Art and Design, Woodstock, New York, 1991, p. 220, no. 103, which still has its inlaid decoration of copper and malachite or turquoise intact. Unlike this example the present hu still retain their covers, and the dragon-loops on the covers are similar to those found on the cover of a fanghu in the Freer Gallery of Art, illustrated by T. Lawton in Chinese Art of the Warring States Period, Washington, D.C., 1982, no. 7, p. 38-39. The decoration on the faceted body of this hu and one like it excavated in 1957 from Shanxian, Henan province, relates very well to that on the present pair. Like the Freer and excavated fanghu, the present pair would have been richly inlaid in copper and malachite.