The vessel is decorated on each side with a pair of confronted kui dragons with coiled bodies, reserved on a leiwen ground and flanked by the pair of loop handles surmounted by a horned dragon head. The interior is cast with a three-character inscription, reading zuo bao yi.
11½ in. (29 cm.) across handles

Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections.
Else Sackler (1913-2000) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, Washington, D.C., 1990, no. 59.
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