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Wine jar

Wine jar

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1200 BC-1050 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, cast

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:

    M.6:1,2-1935

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 3 []

All ancient Chinese bronze vessels had a specific name. This one, from which wine would have been ladled out, is called a 'you'.

Physical description

of 'you' form

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1200 BC-1050 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, cast

Dimensions

Height: 34.2 cm to top of handle, Width: 29.7 cm

Object history note

Owned by William C. Alexander in 1915

Descriptive line

W. Zhou You; Met, China, vess/cont/holders

Met, China, vess/cont/holders

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

frontispiece
Catalogue of a Collection of objects of Chinese art, London, Private Printing for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1915
213
Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-6, London : Royal Academy of Arts, 1935

Labels and date

Lidded wine vessel (you)
Western Zhou dynasty
1200-1050 BC

All ancient bronze vessels had a specific name. This one, from which wine would have been ladled out, is called a you.

Cast bronze
Museum no. M.6-1935
From the Eumorfopoulos collection, purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee [Art Fund logo] [2007]

Categories

Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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