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Bronze ritual vessel

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Gu or wine vessel in bronze. Made in China, 1st phase, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
h: 13 1/4 in; diam of mouth: 6 1/4 in; diam base: 3 1/2 in

Provenance:
Zie Soey Koo; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd., September 1929; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £30; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1929 p.79, September 1929, stock no.1777: ‘Bought from Zie Soey Koo. Day Book 1936 p.5, 10 January 1936: 'Bronze slender beaker, Tang'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936 p.2: ‘An old Chinese slender beaker shaped bronze vase with serrated flanges on the lower part and decoration T'ao T'ieh masks. Wood stand. T'ang Dynasty 618-906AD. Height on stand 14 1/2".

What:
8_20, bronzes or lacquers, gu or wine vessels

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd
Collector, Zie Soey Koo

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1929.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

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