Large ewer of earthenware (one of a pair with 38.187). Made in China, Tang Dynasty.
h: 20 1/2 in; h: 50.8 cm
Ton_Ying, dealer; from whom purchased by John Sparks; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 30 June 1943, (pair, 38_186-187), £225; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1943 p.254, 30 June 1943, commission reference no.(T)H.P.637: 'Two fine pottery ewers with cockerel spouts & green & yellow glaze, Tang'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1943, p.58: ‘A pair of very rare old Chinese pottery wine ewers, possibly temple altar pieces, the spouts formed as a cockerel's head with fine green and yellow glazes. Excavated. Tang Dynasty 618-906AD. 20 1/2"’.