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Ceramic bowl

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Shallow bowl of porcelain. Made in China, Ming Dynasty.

Measurements:
h: 2 1/4 in; diam: 8 in

Provenance:
W.J. Holt collection; his sale, Christie’s, 15-16 May 1946, lot 88, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £168; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1946.

Printed sources
Hobson, Rackham and King, Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections, 1931, p.132, pl.17, W.J. Holt collection.
Christie, Manson & Woods, 15-16 May 1946, Catalogue of the choice collection of old Chinese porcelain and old English furniture, the property of W.J. Holt Esq., deceased. Sold by Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd. Lot 88: ‘A shallow bowl enamelled on the interior with an expanded flower in the centre and border of conventional lotus and scroll foliage in aubergine, green and white on yellow ground, the back enamelled with phoenixes among formal flowers & scroll foliage. 7 ¾ in diam. Ming’.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 14/76, stock no.35210.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1946, p.26: ‘A shallow bowl enamelled in the interior with an expanded flower in the centre and border of conventional lotus and scroll foliage in aubergine, green and white on yellow ground - the back enamelled with phoenixes among formal flowers & scroll foliage. 7 3/4" diam. Ming (Chia Ching)’.

What:
38_653, bowls, ceramics, porcelain

Who:
Auction house, Christie, Manson & Woods
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, W.J. Holt

Dates:
Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods 1946.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Ming, 1368-1644

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