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Ceramic bottle

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Bottle of porcelain. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

Measurements:
h: 7 1/4 in

Provenance:
Commander Geoffrey Duveen collection; his sale, Christie’s, 4 December 1945, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons, for Sir William Burrell, £84; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.

Published sources
Christie, Manson & Woods, 4 December 1945, Choice collection of old Chinese porcelain, property of Commander Geoffrey Duveen.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 13/177, stock no.34215.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.78: ‘Double gourd shaped bottle with pale green ground enamelled with a flowering cherry tree and rocks in green, yellow and aubergine. 7 1/4" high. Kanghsi’.

What:
38_792, bottles, ceramics, porcelain, vases

Who:
Auction house, Christie, Manson & Woods
Collector, Commander Geoffrey Duveen
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd

Dates:
Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods 1945.

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

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