Jia or tripod wine vessel in bronze. Made in China, possibly 1st phase.
h: 11 1/4 in; diam of mouth: 7 1/4 in
Lane Roberts; from whom purchased by Bluett & Sons, May 1945, £122.10.0; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 26 June 1945, £145; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 18/342, stock no.2734: ‘Bronze chia’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945 p.41: ‘An early Chinese bronze tripod vessel with handle (chia), the body with a band of pattern in low relief representing the T'ao T'ieh, Chou period’.