An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel cover, Late Western Zhou dynasty | 西周末 史□父簋蓋
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An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel cover
Late Western Zhou dynasty
the interior case with a twelve-character inscription reading Shi X Fu zuo zungui qi wannian yongbaoyong (Shi X Fu made this precious gui, to be treasured and for the eternal use of ten thousand years)
Diameter 8⅞ in., 22.6 cm
The rim has an approx. 5 cm long diagonal crack and a few very short faint cracks. Overall in general good condition with some expected wear and minor casting imperfections. The finial with a triangular mark to the top, possibly later inscribed. X-Ray images available upon request.
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Collection of His Excellency Hugues Le Gallais (1896-1964).
Sotheby's London, 11th November 1958, lot 80.
Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.4.
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