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Ceramic flower-holder

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Wall flower-holder of porcelain (one of a set of five comprising 38.1003 to 38.1007). Made in China. Reign of Kangxi

Measurements:
h: 6 in

Provenance:
Alfred Trapnell Collection; his sale, Christie’s, 18 December 1923, purchased by Bluett & Sons, £2.2.0; from whom purchased by William Burrell, 14 February 1924, £3.10.0 (pair, 38_1003-1004); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 9/67, 7 February 1924, stock no. 4974: ‘Pair of wall vases, modelled with flowers and masks, enamelled green, yellow and aubergine. Height 6”. Bought Christie’s, Trapnell Collection, 18 December 1923, £2.2.0’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1924, p.7: ‘Pair Kanghsi 3 colour wall vases’.

What:
39_1003, ceramics, porcelain, vases, wall flower-holders

Who:
Dealer, Bluett & Sons
Auction house, Christie, Manson & Woods
Collector, Alfred Trapnell

Dates:
Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods 1923.

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

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