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Bronze ritual vessel

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Circular bronze box and cover. Made in China. Han or Tang.

Measurements:
h: 2 1/2 in; diam: 4 in

Provenance:
Gen. Sir Neill Malcolm collection; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd., May 1948; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell,1 July 1948, £38; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1948.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1948 p.125, May 1948, stock no.846: 'Circular bronze box & cover, covered with turquoise and green mould, Han/Tang, bought from Gen. Sir Neill Malcolm’; Day Book 1948 p.420, 10 June 1948: 'Old Chinese circular bronze box & cover'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1948(2) p.11: ‘Chinese bronze box & cover of circular form with slightly domed cover. Bluey grey patination. Han Dynasty. 2 1/2 high x 4" deep’.

What:
8_110, bronzes, circular boxes

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd
Collector, Major General Sir Neill Malcolm

Dates:
Sold by Sparks 1948.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Han, 206 BC-AD 220
Tang, 618-906

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