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Large saucer dish of porcelain. Made in China, Song Dynasty.

h: 2 1/4 in; diam: 11 5/8 in; base diam: 4 3/8 in; h: 5.7 cm; diam: 29.5 cm

George Eumorfopoulos collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 28 May 1940, lot 114, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons, £30; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 2 April 1942, £75; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Printed sources
R. L. Hobson, The Eumorfopoulos Collection, C168. Vol.3, pl.32 ??.
Sotheby & Co., 28-31 May 1940, The celebrated collection of Chinese ceramics, bronzes, gold ornaments, lacquer, jade, glass and works of art formed by the late George Eumorfopoulos Esq., sold by order of Mrs Eumorfopoulos and of the executors. Lot 114 ‘A large Ting Yao saucer dish of shallow shape with metal rounded rim, moulded in low relief with peonies within a fret border and a wider border of lotus and peony, the underside with tear stains. 11 ½ ins. End Song Dynasty’.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 11/126 stock no. 28566
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1942, p.10: ‘White Ting Yao saucer dish. Moulded. Metal rim 11 1/2"’.

Additional Images:

Dealer lables
Dealer lables

38_269, ceramics, dishes, porcelain, saucers

Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, George Eumorfopoulos

Sold at Sotheby's 1940.

Northern Song, 960-1126
Southern Song, 1127-1279

Image appears in the following essays:
From Collector To Connoisseur: Sir William Burrell and Chinese Art, 1911-57, by Nick Pearce

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