Deep bowl of red earthenware. Made in China, Neolithic, prehistoric, circa 2000 BC.
h: 4 1/4 in; diam:(across loop handles) 7 1/2 in; h: 10.7 cm; diam:(across handles) 19.1 cm
Said to have been purchased at Lan-Chou Fu, Kansu in 1934 by N.S. Brown, collector; his sale Sotheby’s, 7 December 1944, lot 2, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £16; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
Arthur de Carle Sowerby, ‘The Neolithic Pottery of Kansu. Burial urns and other vessels in the N.S. Brown Collection’, The China Journal, Vol.22, No.6, June 1935, pp.300-303, illus. opposite p.301.
Sotheby & Co., 7 December 1944, Catalogue of Chinese art from the prehistoric period to Ch’ien Lung. Comprising the property of C.J. Aron , N.S. Brown and others
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 13/44 stock no. 32374: ‘Sotheby’s 7 December 1944, lot 2’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1944(2), p.9: ‘A Neolithic bowl of hand-potted dark buff pottery, the slightly everted rim with two loop handles, painted in brown and black, the interior with a bold and attractive chequered design in two zones. 7 1/2". Pan-Shan style Kansu - Yang-Shao period. illustrated by Arthur de Carle Sowerby in the China Journal, opposite p.301’.