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Bronze spear head

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Spear head in bronze. Made in China, 3rd phase, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
13 3/8 x 1 3/4 in

Provenance:
Bluett & Sons, dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 October 1946, £23.10.0; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1946.

Manuscript sources
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 19/170, 17 October 1946, commission reference DP80: ‘Bronze sword’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1946 p.60: ‘An early Chinese bronze spearhead with fine … water patination, a portion of the staff remaining. Period of the Warring States, approximately 3rd century BC. Length 13 3/4"’.

What:
8_62, bronzes, spears

Who:
Dealer, Bluett & Sons

Dates:
Sold by Bluett & Sons 1946.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

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