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Jade ritual vessel

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Twin-vessel arrow holder, with scroll and bird motif low relief borders and hydra and bird high relief handles, jade. Made in China, Song/Yuan Dynasty, 960-1279.

Measurements:
3 3/4 x 3 in

Provenance:
T.J. Larkin, dealer; from whom purchased by William Burrell, 20 April 1918, £8; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1918, p.39: ‘Grey Jade carving in the form of twin cylinder vases. Arrow Holder Champion’.

What:
22_35, arrow holders, jades

Who:
Dealer, T.J. Larkin

Dates:
Sold by T.J. Larkin 1918.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Song
Northern Song, 960-1126
Southern Song, 1127-1279

Image appears in the following essays:
From Collector To Connoisseur: Sir William Burrell and Chinese Art, 1911-57, by Nick Pearce

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