Large saucer dish of stoneware. Made in China, Ming Dynasty.
diam; 16 1/2 in; d: 3 3/8 in
Dr. Lindley M. Scott collection; his sale, Sotheby’s. 4 July 1945, lot 43, purchased by John Sparks, £18; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 October 1945, £30; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.
Sotheby & Co., 4 July 1945, Catalogue of the well-known collection of Chinese ceramics and Persian pottery, the property of the late Dr Lindley M. Scott. Sold by order of the executors, lot 43.
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1945 p.133, July 1945, stock no.8181: 'Celadon dish, decorated birds and peony tree', Sotheby, Lindley Scott 4 July 1945 lot 43; Day Book 1945 p.170, 16 October 1945: 'Large N. celadon dish, Ming'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.64: ‘One old Chinese finely carved celadon dish with translucent green glaze, decorated in the centre with two birds on a flowering peony tree, and a broad band of peony meander round the well border; slightly everted rim. Northern Chinese Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD. Diam 16 1/2". From the Lindley Scott Collection’.