Xian or colander in bronze. Made in China, Zhou Dynasty.
h: 15 1/4 in
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.
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’.