Bowl with everted rim of red earthenware. Made in Gansu, China, Neolithic, prehistoric, circa BC possibly.
h: 3 1/2 in; mouth diam: 6 1/8 in; gt diam: 6 1/8 in; h: 8.8 cm
Said to have been purchased at Lan-Chou Fu, Kansu in 1934 by N.S. Brown, collector; his sale, Sotheby’s 29 January 1948, lot 36, purchased by Bluett & Sons, (4 items, £30 for lot) for Sir William Burrell, £7.10.0; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1948.
Arthur de Carle Sowerby, ‘The Neolithic Pottery of Kansu. Burial urns and other vessels in the N.S. Brown Collection’, The China Journal, Vol.22, No.6, June 1935, pp.300-303, illus opposite p.301.
Sotheby & Co., 29 January 1948, Chinese ceramics and works of art, etc., comprising the property of the late N.S. Brown, Esq., sold by order of the Administrators, and others. Lot 36 (part) A bowl with flared rim and traces of two handles, the exterior with parallel bands in red and black, the interior of the rim with fret-like ornament, 6 1/8in; Pan Shan. [Burrell purchased all items in the lot, see also 38_22, 38_41 & 38_1388].
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 19/375, 29 January 1948: ‘Purchased at Sotheby’s, lot 36 £30’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1948(1), p.3: ‘A Neolithic bowl with flared rim and traces of two handles, the exterior with parallel bands in red and black. The interior of the rim with fret like ornament. Pan Shan - Yang Shao period. Illustrated by Sowerby in China Journal p.3. 6 1/8" diam. 3000-2000 BC’.