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Bronze bell

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Bell 'chun', in bronze. Made in China, 3rd phase, Zhou Dynasty.

Measurements:
18 x 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 in

Provenance:
Anon., Sotheby’s 22 January 1943, lot 74, purchased Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd. for Sir William Burrell, £16; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Printed sources
Sotheby & Co., 22 January 1943, European porcelain and pottery; old English and other furniture; Chinese, Islamic and European rugs and carpets; the property of Mrs. E.M.W. Pellatt, Viscount Cowdray, and R.N. Roskell, anon. seller: lot 74.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 12/24, January 29 1943, stock no.29658
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1943 p.41: ‘A Chinese bronze bell, oval shape, decorated with ripple ornament in high relief with borders of formal scrolls, Sung 960-1280AD. 21" high -and wood stand’.

What:
8_48, bells 'chun', bronzes

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

Dates:
Sold at Sotheby's 1943.

Periods:
EARLY DYNASTIES
Western Zhou, 1027-771 BC

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