Bulb bowl of earthenware. Made in China, Ming Dynasty, early 16th century.
h: 3 3/4 in; mouth diam: 7 in; base: 4 1/4 in
John Sparks Ltd., dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 October 1945, £35; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1945 p.170, 16 October 1945, stock no.LVC358: 'Fahua bowl, cracked. Ming'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.59: ‘One old Chinese porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly contracted rim with raised decoration of lotus flowers in blue, green and aubergine on an aubergine ground, the interior with dark turquoise blue glaze. Fa-hua ware (cracked). Ming Dynasty 1368-1644AD. Height 3 5/8 in diam 7 1/4 in’.