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Fujita Museum, Osaka, acquired prior to 1940.
Please note this lot is being sold without the stand.
Masterpieces in The Fujita Museum of Art, vol. 1: Arts and Crafts, Fujita Museum, Osaka, 1954, no. 78.
Seiichi Mizuno, Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China,Tokyo, 1959, p. 80.
Sueji Umehara, Nihon shucho shina kodo seika (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan), vol. 1, Osaka, Yamanaka & Co., 1959, no. 18.
Shigeki Kaizuka, ed., Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu: Chugoku 1, Yin, Shu, Sengoku (Complete Collection of the World’s Art: China 1 Yin, Zhou, and the Warring States), vol. 12, Tokyo, 1962, no. 36.
Exhibition of Eastern Art: Celebrating the Opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, Tokyo National Museum, 1968, p. 67, no. 275.
Seiichi Mizuno, Asiatic Art in Japanese Collections: Chinese Archaic Bronzes, vol. 5, Tokyo, 1968, pl. 37.
Masterpieces in The Fujita Museum of Art, Fujita Museum, Tokyo, 1972, no. 435.
Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Art, Fujita Museum, Osaka, 1978, p. 3, no. 1.
Minao Hayashi, In Shu jidai seidoki no kenkyu (Conspectus of Yin and Zhou Bronzes), vol. 1 (plates), Tokyo, 1984, p. 291, lei no. 23.
Takayasu Higuchi, Jiro Enjoji, ed., Chugoku seidoki hyakusen (100 Selected Chinese Archaic Bronzes), Tokyo, 1984, no. 53.
Tokyo National Museum, Exhibition of Eastern Art: Celebrating the Opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, 12 October to 1 December 1968.
Osaka, Fujita Museum, Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Art, Spring 1978.