The interior base and cover carries an archaic inscription. Height ca 20 cm. Lenght ca 27 cm.
Wear, part polished. Tarnished.
Signe Trygger (1867-1934, née Söderström), married to Ernst Trygger (1857-1943), Professor of Law, Justices of the Supreme Court, and Prime Minister (1923-24).
The Orvar Karlbeck Consortium 1930-31. Illustrated and described in Volume One, p. 25-26, fig 75.
Deydier, Christian, "Chinesische Bronzen", München 1981. Compare similar gui dated to Late Shang/Early Zhou dynasty, p. 51, fig 31.
Bronzes were used by the Shang aristocracy for ritual purposes.