Jue or tripod libation cup in bronze. Made in China, early 1st phase, Shang Yin Dynasty.
7 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
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.
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"’.