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Bronze dagger axe head

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

Measurements:
7 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

Provenance:
Dr. Fawcett collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 23 December 1943, lot 7 (2 items), purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., £15.10.0 (the lot), for Sir William Burrell, £4.10.0 for this item; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Published sources
Sotheby & Co., 23 December 1943, Chinese bronzes, works of art and porcelain, etc., comprising property of Ian Menzies, Dr. Fawcett and others, lot 7.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 12/123, stock no.31180
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1943 p.73: ‘A rare type of socketed axe halberd, the blade double edged and sharp as if used with central ridge and malachite patches on a brown patinated ground. 7". Shang?’

What:
8_63, axes, bronzes

Who:
Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Collector, Dr. Fawcett
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd

Dates:
Sold at Sotheby's 1943.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

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