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  • Archaic Bronze Food Vessel

    Bo Ju Gui

    31 October - 22 November, 2013

    The exhibition showcases one of the most important Chinese archaic ritual bronze vessels to be offered for sale in recent times.

    Archaic Bronze Food Vessel

    Early Western Zhou period, c.1050 - 975 BC

    A highly important cast bronze ritual vessel (gui) made around 1000 BC inscribed with the name of the aristocrat who commissioned it, Bo Ju.  The fully illustrated catalogue that accompanies the exhibition explains that Bo Ju ordered a number of vessels of different types that bear his name of which the gui is arguably the finest.  In modern times its provenance can be traced back to Pan Zuyin (1830 - 1890), one of the leading bronze collectors and connoisseurs of nineteenth century China. 


    Height: 23.8cm; Width (handle to handle): 30.5cm; Weight: 4.5kg