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Bronze ritual vessel

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Bronze ritual vessel

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Xian or colander in bronze. Made in China, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
h: 15 1/4 in

Provenance:
John Sparks Ltd., dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £175; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936, p.1: ‘One early bronze Shi cooking vessel with three legs terminating in T'ao T'ieh masks under a circular vessel: surmounted by two up-lift handles. Early Chou Dynasty 1122-220BC. Extreme height 15 1/4 inches’.

What:
8_169, bronzes, colander, xian

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1936.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC
Eastern Zhou, 771-221 BC

Design © HATII 2003