Zun or wine vessel in bronze, silver and gold. Made in China, Song Dynasty or earlier.
11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in
Colonel N.R. Colville collection; from whom purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 6 October 1941, £475; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
British Antique Dealers’ Association, Art Treasures Exhibition, London, 1932, no.1119: ‘A bronze incense burner, Sung Dynasty. In the form of a grotesque animal…’ Exhibitor: Frank Partridge & Sons.
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 11/92, stock no.28154.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1941 p.78: ‘A Chinese bronze figure of a female rhinoceros decorated in scroll designs of gold and silver inlay - with cover. 18" long. From the collection of Colonel Colville, Penheale Manor, Egloskerry, Cornwall’.