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Bronze ritual vessel

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Oval dish in bronze. Made in China, 3rd phase, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
2 3/8 x 6 x 5 1/8 in

Provenance:
Purchased in China by John Sparks Ltd., dealer; transported by ship, "Hector", July 1938; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 29 October 1938, £18; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1938 p.295, September 1938, stock no.3222: 'One oval bronze bowl, green patina, & stand, Han', China Purchases, transported by ship ("Hector"), July 1938; Day book 1938 p.447, 27 October 1938: 'Shallow bronze trough’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1938 p.56: ‘One old Chinese bronze shallow oval trough, with green patination. Han dynasty 206BC-220AD. Wood stand. 2 ¼ H x 6 7/8 L x 7" B’.

What:
8_46, bronzes, oval dishes

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd in China 1938.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

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