This vessel bears comparison with the famous and similarly extaordinary he uncovered in Qijiacun, Fufeng, Shaanxi province in 1963 and now displayed at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. It is exhaustively published; see Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, Washington D.C., 1990, p. 108, fig. 152; Li Xueqin (ed.), Zhongguo Meishu Quanji, Gongyi Meishu, Qingtongqi (The Great Treasury of Chinese Fine Arts, Arts and Crafts, 4, Bronzes [I]), Beijing, 1987, p. 209, no. 230; and Gems of China's Cultural Relics, Beijing, 1993, no. 78.
Other he are published, but none appear to be as ornate as either the Fufeng he or the present example. See René-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argencé, Bronze Vessels of Ancient China in the Avery Brundage Collection, Tokyo, 1977, pp. 96-97, pl. XL; Max Loehr, Relics of Ancient China from The Collection of Dr. Paul Singer, New York, 1965, p. 81, no. 51; and Bo Gyllensvard and John Alexander Pope, Chinese Art from the Collection of H.M. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, New York, 1966, Catalogue, 24, no. 13
According to Jenny So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. III, Washington, D.C., 1995, p. 409, "Wine containers with pouring spouts were produced in China since the early Shang Period. Shang and early Western Zhou vessels differ in the form of their handles from those made during the Eastern Zhou period: the Shang and Western Zhou vessels have lug handles opposite the spout, whereas Eastern Zhou he typically have bail handles fixed to the vessel's shoulder, a feature probably derived from ceramic prototypes made in the southeast since late Western Zhou times"