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Ceramic vessel

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Large ewer of earthenware (one of a pair with 38.187). Made in China, Tang Dynasty.

Measurements:
h: 20 1/2 in; h: 50.8 cm

Provenance:
Ton_Ying, dealer; from whom purchased by John Sparks; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 30 June 1943, (pair, 38_186-187), 225; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1943 p.254, 30 June 1943, commission reference no.(T)H.P.637: 'Two fine pottery ewers with cockerel spouts & green & yellow glaze, Tang'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1943, p.58: A pair of very rare old Chinese pottery wine ewers, possibly temple altar pieces, the spouts formed as a cockerel's head with fine green and yellow glazes. Excavated. Tang Dynasty 618-906AD. 20 1/2".

What:
38_186, ceramics, earthenwares, ewer

Who:
Dealer, Ton-Ying & Co.
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1943.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Tang, 618-906

Image appears in the following essays:
Ton-Ying & Co., by Nick Pearce

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