Bronze gui of this type with similar dragons appear to have two different bands of decoration on the foot - either bottle-horn dragons with long curved snouts, or S-shaped serpents like those on the present vessel. The first type is represented by the gui illustrated in Catalogue to the Special Exhibition of Grain Vessels of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1985, pl. 23. The second type is represented by the present example and a gui excavated from a Western Zhou cemetery at Zhuyuangou near Baoji, Shaanxi province, illustrated in Wenwu, 1983:2, pl. 2 fig. 2. Another gui with the S-shaped serpent band on the foot from the Shanghai Museum was included in the exhibition, Bronzes de la Chine antique du XVIII au III siècles avant J.C., Lyon, France, 4 October - 4 December 1988, no. 102. See, also, similar gui sold in these rooms, 28 March 1996, lot 263 and 19 September 2007, lot 204, and another sold at Sotheby's, New York, 22-23 September 2004, lot 110.