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Small bowl of porcelain. Made in China, probably Ming Dynasty.

h: 2 1/2 in; diam: 4 3/4 in; base: 2 1/4 in

Mrs. M.P. Rodwell collection; her sale, Christie’s, 24 February 1916, lot 44, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for William Burrell, £5.5.0 (for the lot); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Printed sources
Christie, Manson & Woods, 24 February 1916, Catalogue of Oriental Porcelain, Sale of Miss G Rodwell. The Property of Mrs. M.P. Rodwell deceased, late of Woodlands, Holbrook near Ipswich. Also Oriental Porcelain & Old English & Other Decorative Furniture from various sources. Lot 44: ‘A Mazarin blue bowl, pencilled with landscapes in gold – 11 ¾ in. diam; two small powdered-blue bowls; and two bowls, mottled with green, yellow & aubergine’.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1916, p.5: ‘2 bowls mottled green, yellow & aubergine’.

38_510, bowls, ceramics, porcelain

Auction house, Christie, Manson & Woods
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, Mrs. M.P. Rodwell

Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods 1916.

Ming, 1368-1644

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