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Exhibition label and inscription

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Zun or wine vessel in bronze, silver and gold. Made in China, Song Dynasty or earlier.

Measurements:
11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in

Provenance:
Colonel N.R. Colville collection; from whom purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 6 October 1941, £475; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Published sources
British Antique Dealers’ Association, Art Treasures Exhibition, London, 1932, no.1119: ‘A bronze incense burner, Sung Dynasty. In the form of a grotesque animal…’ Exhibitor: Frank Partridge & Sons.
Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 11/92, stock no.28154.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1941 p.78: ‘A Chinese bronze figure of a female rhinoceros decorated in scroll designs of gold and silver inlay - with cover. 18" long. From the collection of Colonel Colville, Penheale Manor, Egloskerry, Cornwall’.

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What:
8_136, bronzes, zun

Who:
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, Norman Robert Colville

Dates:
Sold by Partridge & Sons Ltd 1941.

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

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