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Ceramic bowl

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Bowl of porcelain (one of a pair with 38.789). Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

Measurements:
h: 2 3/8 in; diam: 4 3/4 in

Provenance:
Sotheby’s, 7 June 1923, lot 308, purchased by Bluett & Sons, £5; from whom purchased by William Burrell, 14 February 1924, £9 (pair, 38_788-789); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Published sources
Sotheby & Co., 6-8 June 1923, Oriental works of art, porcelain, bronzes, etc., property of A.C. Naumann, Mrs. G. Fox, J.N. Graham, Mrs. Russell Andrews, etc., lot 308.

Manuscript sources
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 8/233, 22 June 1923, stock no.4480: ‘Pair of famille verte bowls decorated with animals. Diameter 4 ¾”. One riveted. Bought Sotheby’s, 7 June 1923, lot 308, £5 (Repairs 7/6)’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1924, p.7: ‘Pair famille verte bowls decorated with kylins’.

What:
38_788, bowls, ceramics, porcelain

Who:
Dealer, Bluett & Sons
Auction house, Sotheby & Co.

Dates:
Sold at Sotheby's 1923.

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

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