Incense burner in the form of a dish with a raised stem cup and cover, of red earthenware. Made in China, Han Dynasty.
h: 9 3/4 in; base diam: 8 1/4 in; h: 24.7 cm; base diam: 20.9 cm
Rutherston collection; exhibition, Bluett & Sons, no.1; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 1 March 1948, £220; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1948.
Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Vol.1, pl.3, fig.3.
L. Binyon et al., The Chinese Exhibition: A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1936,
No.570, illus. pl.105
Bluett & Sons, The Rutherston Collection of Old Chinese Works of Art, London, 1948, no.1.
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 19/387, 1 March 1948: Charles Lambert Rutherston collection, no.1: ‘Han red pottery censer and cover, deep brown glaze with iridescence. Height 10 ½”’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1948(1), p.36: ‘An early Chinese censer and cover, bronze form. Red pottery with deep brown glaze almost entirely covered with silvery iridescence. Han. Illustrated in Hobson's "Chinese Pottery & Porcelain" vol.1, pl.3, fig.3. Shown at Chinese Exhibition 1935/6 and illustrated in Catalogue no.570. 10 1/2"’.