Small bowl of porcelain. Made in China, late Ming Dynasty.
h: 2 in; base diam: 1 3/8 in; mouth diam: 3 3/4 in
Marcus D. Ezekiel collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 21 May 1946, lot 54 (illus. pl.5), purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £36; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
Sotheby & Co., 21 May 1946, Catalogue of a portion of the collection of early Chinese pottery and porcelain formed by the late Marcus D. Ezekiel Esq., of Hove. Sold by order of Mrs Marcus Ezekiel, lot 54 (illus. pl.5) See Hobson, Wares of the Ming Dynasty, pl.34, fig.2, and The Art of the Chinese Potter, pl.107, fig.1.
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 14/76, stock no.35257.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1946, p.30: ‘A white "Kuzi Kung" bowl with fret pierced sides and circular double walled medallions of the 8 immortals and Shou Lao, divided by cloud scrolls at the base and a narrow floral border on the rim in slip relief. 3 3/4". Ming’.