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Bronze ritual vessel

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Bronze ritual vessel

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Hu or wine vessel in bronze. Made in China, 3rd phase, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
h: 13 1/2 in; diam of mouth: 2 3/8 in; diam base: 3 1/2 in

Provenance:
John Sparks Ltd., dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £200; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936 p.2: ‘Slender bronze vase & cover with 3 loop handles on the neck and narrow bands of fine geometrical design and vivid green patination. Chou Dynasty 1122-220BC. Height 14"’.

What:
8_45, bronzes, hu or wine vessels

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1936.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

Design © HATII 2003