Out of the finest horn cups of old legends thieves will drink out of, phoenixes still the color of golden sunlight thousands of years later.
As drinks were passed round, the looters wondered not why falcons and hawks turned into phoenixes, increasingly greater in power- yet more distant from reality, only that their golden cups needed to be filled! And why not from this little golden bird, for any beast will do.
Beer, let them drink beer out of the jue 爵, one of the only double spouted ones known in existence, with a lid that most are missing. Let it bother them not they know not what the prongs or antennae are to the sides, but only that they have money in their pocket to spend on beer! Lots of beer! …..
Read more here about the misadventures of the Chinese Emperor’s belongings currently for sale on the internet.