Circular bronze box and cover. Made in China. Han or Tang.
h: 2 1/2 in; diam: 4 in
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.
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’.