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Bronze pole finial

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Pole finial possibly, in bronze. Made in China, probably Han Dynasty.

Measurements:
8 7/8 x 3 7/8 in

Provenance:
Woo, dealer; from whom purchased (half share) by John Sparks Ltd., February 1935; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £60; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1935 p.228, February 1935, stock no.5036/W3502: Woo half share. £15.7.6; Day Book 1936 p.5, 10 January 1936: 'Bronze shaft end, Han'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936 p.2: ‘One bronze shaft end in the form of a ram's head, Han Dynasty 618-906AD. Height 4 1/2" on stand’.

What:
8_81, bronze, pole finial

Who:
Dealer, Woo
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by Woo and John Sparks Ltd 1936.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Han, 206 BC-AD 220

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