An inscribed bronze vessel and cover, zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty 西周初 矧父癸觶
An inscribed bronze vessel and cover, zhi,
Early Western Zhou dynasty
the base of the vessel and interior of the cover cast with a three-character inscription reading shen fu gui
overall 21.5 cm
Cover: A restored U-shape crack to rim; some flakes of the encrustations around the inscription probably due to cleaning.
Vessel: the body has been sympathetically restored, with malachite and azurite encrustations which is heavier on one side and on the interior of the vessel and on the foot; A further U-shape restored crack to the foot. X-ray is available upon request.
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Collection of Liu Tizhi (1879-1962).
A European private collection, acquired in the 1930s.
Luo Zhenyu, Zhensongtang jigu yiwen [The Gathering of Ancient Writings at the Zhensongtang Studio], 1930, vol. 9, p. 23, no. 2 (inscription only).
Luo Fuyi, Sandai qinhan jinwen zhulubiao [List of bronze inscriptions of the Three Dynasties, Qin and Han], list 4, 1933, p. 33 (inscription only).
Liu Tizhi, Shanzhai jijin lu [The Records of Auspicious Bronzes in the Shanzhai Studio], 1935, vol. 4, p. 82
Liu Tizhi, Xiaojiaojinge jinwen taben [Rubbings of Archaic Bronze Inscriptions at the Xiaojiaojingge Studio], 1935, vol. 4, p. 73 (inscription only).
Wang Chen, Xu Yinwencun [Continuation of the Surviving Writings from the Yin Dynasty], 1935, vol. 2, p. 60, rubbing 1 (inscription only).
John Calvin Ferguson, Lidai zhulu jijin mu [List of bronzes in ancient records], Shanghai, 1937, p. 407, top (vessel recorded).
Luo Zhenyu, Sandai jijin wencun [Surviving writings from the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties], vol. 14, 1937, p. 47, rubbings 4-5.
Wang Xiantang, Guoshi jinshizhi gao [Manuscript of archaic bronze in Chinese history], 1945, vol. 2, section 6, no. 124.
Zhou Fagao, Sandai jijin wencun zhulubiao [List of the inscriptions from the surviving writings from the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties], vol. 2, Taipei, 1977, p. 593 (vessel recorded).
Sun Zhichu, Jinwen zhulu jianmu [Concise list of recorded bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 1981, p. 320, no. 5919 (vessel recorded).
Yan Yiping, Jinwen Zongji [Corpus of Bronze Inscriptions], Taipei, 1983, no. 6502.
The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ed., Yin Zhou jinwen jicheng xiuding zengbuben [Compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions, revised and complementary edition], Beijing, 2007, no. 07116 (inscription only).
Liu Yu, Shang Zhou jinwen zhulu zongbiao [Comprehensive list of recorded Shang and Zhou bronze inscriptions], Beijing, 2008, p. 951, no. 6899 (vessel recorded).
Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou qingtongqi mingwen ji tuxiang jicheng [Compendium of inscriptions and images of bronzes from Shang and Zhou dynasties], vol. 19, Shanghai, 2012, p. 326, no. 10471