Ritual food vessel (Gui)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 19.1 x 36.7 x 25.9 cm (7 1/2 x 14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.354
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: gui

Keywords
casting, China, food, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1955
Mrs. Edith Bennett [1]

1955
Sale, London, Sotheby & Co., The Well-Known Collection of Early Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes, and Jades: The Property of Mrs. E. Bennett, May 24, 1955, lot 45 [2]

1965
Sale, London, Sotheby & Co., Fine Chinese Ceramics, Jades and Works of Art, May 25, 1965, lot 12 [3]

To 1975
J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [4]

1975-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [5]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Notes:

[1] See Sotheby & Co. Catalogue of the Well-Known Collection of Important Chinese Ceramics, Rare Antique Bronzes, and Fine Archaic Jades: The Property of Mrs. E. Bennett (London: May 24, 1955), lot 45.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation documentation, copy in object file.

[4] The dealer number is YT 5331. See invoice from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., dated May 30, 1975, copy in object file.

[5] See note 4.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Edith Rosenheim-Randon
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Sotheby's (London)
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Jessica Rawson. Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 2 Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts. cat. 34, pp. 346-349.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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