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Bronze ritual vessel

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Jue or tripod libation cup in bronze. Made in China, early 1st phase, Shang Yin Dynasty.

Measurements:
7 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

Provenance:
Bluett & Sons, dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 September 1942, £95; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 18/39, 17 September 1942, commission reference MB232: ‘Bronze Chueh’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1942 p.29: ‘Bronze wine vessel for pouring libations, "chueh". Monster head loop handle at the side; the lip border with cicada pattern and the body with t'ao t'ich motive. First Stylistic Phase. Yin-Chou epoch. Height 7"’.

What:
8_15, bronzes, jue

Who:
Dealer, Bluett & Sons

Dates:
Sold by Bluett & Sons 1942.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Shang, c.1700-1027 BC

Design © HATII 2003