Wine Jar

1200 BC-1050 BC (made)
Wine Jar thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Wine Jar
  • Lid
Materials and Techniques
Bronze, cast
Brief Description
W. Zhou You; Met, China, vess/cont/holders



Met, China, vess/cont/holders
Physical Description
of 'you' form
Dimensions
  • To top of handle height: 34.2cm
  • Width: 29.7cm
Style
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
Object history
Owned by William C. Alexander in 1915
Summary
All ancient Chinese bronze vessels had a specific name. This one, from which wine would have been ladled out, is called a 'you'.
Bibliographic References
  • Catalogue of a Collection of objects of Chinese art, London, Private Printing for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1915frontispiece
  • Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-6, London : Royal Academy of Arts, 1935213
Collection
Accession Number
M.6:1,2-1935

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record createdAugust 9, 2007
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