Ge or dagger axe head in bronze. Made in China, 3rd phase, Zhou Dynasty.
6 x 3 3/4 in
Anon., Sotheby’s, 15 April 1948, lot 93, purchased by Bluett & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £26; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1948.
Sotheby & Co., 15 April 1948, Catalogue of Chinese ceramics and works of art, various properties, lot 93.
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 19/411
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1948(1) p.49: ‘A bronze dagger axe (Ko) with short curved and pointed blade, and another short projecting blade on the other side with a single slot, the ridged stem with two slots and a circular aperture above for tying on the haft. Attractive green patination with regular markings perhaps for inlay. Chou Dynasty. 6"’.