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Bottle of porcelain (one of a pair with 38.765). Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

Measurements:
h: 10 in

Provenance:
W.J. Holt collection; his sale, Christie’s, 15-16 May 1946, lot 90, purchased by Bluett & Sons, £100; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 11 June 1947, £185 (pair, 38_765-766); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1947.

Published sources
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 90.

Manuscript sources
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 19/273, 11 June 1947, stock no.3436: ‘Pair of pear shaped bottles, kylins in famille verte. Height 10”. 1 damaged. Bought: Christie’s, 16 May 1946, lot 90, £100’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1947(2), p.17: ‘A pair of old Chinese porcelain pear shaped bottles enamelled with kylins in colours of the "famille verte". Kanghsi (one damaged), height 10"’.

What:
38_766, bottles, ceramics, porcelain, vases

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

Dates:
Sold by Bluett & Sons 1947.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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