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Antique Mercury Jar / Pot - Borneo Shipwreck. Song / Sung Dynasty
Item location: Worrolong, SA, Australia
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Estimated at 800 years old and from the Sung Dynasty. It is believed that this was pot to hold mercury used in the gold refining process, excavated from shipwreck south of Borneo.
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18cm tall. 12cm wide. 1.5cm hole. Product May differ slightly from the photo
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