A closely related pou, from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, is published in Robert W. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1987, pl. 57, fig. 57, where the author also illustrated two related pou, one excavated in Chengguxian, Shaanxi province, p. 335, fig. 57.1, and the other formerly in the collection of Brenda Zara Seligman, now in the British Museum, London, p. 336, fig. 57.2. A similar pou of this type, but with a two-character inscription, in the Cernuschi Museum, Paris, is published in Wu Zhenfeng, Shangzhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of Inscriptions and Images of Bronzes from Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vol. 25, Shanghai, 2012, no. 13963.
For examples of pou sold at auction, see a closely related example of a slightly smaller size sold at Christie's New York, 24th March 2011, lot 1239; one formerly in the Sano Art Museum, Mishima City, Japan, was sold in these rooms 14th September 2011, lot 265; four further examples sold at Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 349; 19th September 1996, lot 207; 4th June 1992, lot 179; and 2nd December 1989, lot 27; one sold twice in these rooms, first 7th December 1983, lot 49, and later 20th March 2002, lot 18; and another sold in our London rooms, 6th February 1970, lot 16.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale