ritual water vessel

 
Artist
Creation date
Dynasty
Western Zhou dynasty
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
H: 6 in. W: 12 in. D: 5 in.
Credit line
Jane Weldon Myers Art Fund
Accession number
2001.220
Collection
Not Currently On View
(Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York); {1} purchased by (J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York) in 1970; {2} purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2001 (2001.220). {3}

{1} Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, "Oriental Art. Jade, Ivory … [by] Various Owners, January 16, 1970, lot 53.
{2} On a list prepared by J.J. Lally of IMA purchases, Lally indicates this object was once in the collection of Adele Dorfman Brandwen (Mrs. Maxwell) [1990-1964], New York, possibly a consigner to the 1970 Parke-Bernet Galleries auction. For information on Adele Brandwen, see her obituary in the New York Times, 14 August 1964. For information on James J. Lally and J.J. Lally and Company, see Souren Melikian, "James Lally and the Booming Chinese Market," International Herald Tribune, January 31-February 1, 1987. Lally opened his gallery in 1986.
{4} IMA Temporary Receipt No. 9621.
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