Tripod ewer in bronze. Made in China, Zhou Dynasty.
3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
Henry Brown collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 25 March 1947, lot 82, purchased John Sparks Ltd., for Sir William Burrell, £65; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1947.
Sotheby & Co., 25 March 1947, Catalogue of important Chinese art, the property of Henry Brown, Esq., and others, lot 82.
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1947 p.537, 25 March 1947: 'Lot 82 Bronze wine ewer’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1947(1), p.42: ‘Henry Brown sale. A miniature bronze wine ewer, the small globular body supported on 3 legs, the spout amusingly modelled in the form of a turtle head with loop handle and hinged lid with a pale green almost irridescent patina. Chou Dynasty. 3 1/8" high’.