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2006an7093 jpg l

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Acquired in 1967 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Ionides Bequest
date_end
0009-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC-AD 9 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 24.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Chinese art (Burlington Fine Arts Club 01/01/1915-31/12/1915)
gallery
Paintings, room 81
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Title page of sales catalogue reads: Dante G. rossetti, deceased, 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Catalogue of the Household & Decorative Furniture of the above famous artist and poet. T.G. Wharton, Martin & Co. Upon the premises, on Wednesday, July 5th, 1882, and two following days. Dandridge, Machine Printer, Highm Street, Deptford. The bull is listed under Ornamental items, bronzes, china, brasses, &c. on the second day. Lot 381 A very fine Japanese bronze of a bull. No annotation of price. Stephen Calloway (writing on 12 Aug 2003) imagines that DGR and other connoisseurs of the day might well have thought the bull to be Japanese and rather later in date. Incidently the preceeding lot was 'a pair of very fine 16in. incense burners', which suggests at least a small sense of logic in the arrangement of an otherwise rushed and somewhat chaotic sale. It subsequently features in CA Ionides' collection inventory as 'Bronze bull from D.G. Rossetti's Sale', valued at £12. Mark Evans (writing on 17/4/2003): Sold for 5 guineas and bought by Ionides, a friend of Rossetti - and appears in photos of the latter's house in Hove; his daughter bequeathed it to the V&A. I don't think we know how Rossetti acquired it, but he was keen on exotic animals like Aardvarks. I think he had a menargerie.
id
69338
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:57:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:57:36.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
Paintings, room 81, case 1
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.72-1967
museum_number_token
m721967
object_number
O72249
object_type
Lamp base
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This bronze vessel in the form of a buffalo was originally the base of a lamp. A very similar buffalo, complete with the lamp proper fitted into the aperture on the animal's back, has been excavated in China. The V&A buffalo lamp probably suffered some damage and its owner turned it into a wine vessel by adding lids to the two apertures connected by a chain.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AN7093
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This bronze vessel in the form of a buffalo was originally a lamp base. A very similar buffalo, complete with lamp fitted into the opening on the animal's back, has been excavated in China. The V&A buffalo lamp probably suffered some damage. Its owner turned it into a wine vessel by adding lids to the two openings connected by a chain.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
lamp-base-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
9
year_start
-206