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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Salting Bequest
date_end
1279-12-31
date_start
0960-01-01
date_text
960-1279 (made)
descriptive_line
Pouring vessel in the form of a goose, bronze inlaid with gold and silver and copying an ancient vessel, Song dynasty (960-1279), Chinese.
dimensions
Height: 16.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
73046
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:15:21.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:15:21.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bronze, inlaid with gold and silver wires and sheets
museum_number
M.731:1-1910
museum_number_token
m73111910
object_number
O75744
object_type
Vessel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pouring vessel in the shape of a goose with a holow beak for a spout, a handle from the necka cross a hole in the back, and an inlaid fan tail. There is malachite on the feet and the inlays are both wire-work and sheet-work of gold and silver.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AX3999
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This ewer shaped like a goose displays an elaborate inlaying technique, in which gold and silver wires and gold and silver sheets were inserted into pre-chiselled depressions on the surface of the bronze. It is a Song dynasty copy of the flamboyant style of decoration that was at its height many centuries earlier in the late Zhou period. Inlaid bronzes were treasured by later collectors, since it was considered that they were a speciality of the perhaps mythical Xia dynasty (believed by the Chinese to be their earliest ruling dynasty, with traditional dates of 2205-1818 BC).
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
vessel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1279
year_start
960