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Bronze ritual vessel

Bronze ritual vessel

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Gu or wine vessel in bronze. Made in China, 1st phase, 1st or 2nd Zhou King.

Measurements:
h: 10 3/4 in; diam of mouth: 8 1/4 in; diam base: 6 5/8 in

Provenance:
Winifred Williams, dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 24 May 1947, £227; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1947.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1947(1) p.69: ‘Tsun with trumpet mouth, malachite green encrustation and archaic inscription. Shang/Chou Dynasty. 10 1/2" high.’.

What:
8_18, bronzes, gu

Who:
Dealer, Winifred Williams

Dates:
Sold by Winifred Williams 1947.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

Image appears in the following essays:
From Collector To Connoisseur: Sir William Burrell and Chinese Art, 1911-57, by Nick Pearce

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