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Figure of a Lohan of porcellanous stoneware. Made in China, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-87), dated by inscription to 1484.

4 ft 2 in x 2 ft 2 1/2 in x 17 in

Tonying, dealer; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd.; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 17 April 1944, £350; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1943 p.332, 31 December 1943, stock no.(T)PW.229: Seated life-sized figure of a Lohan, with green & yellow glazes. Ming'. [The letter T in the stock no. signifies Tonying].
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1944(1), p.78: ‘One exceptionally fine old porcelaneous stoneware figure of a seated Lohan, one of Buddha's disciples, wearing a green robe with yellow border and seated on a green and yellow rockwork base, the head unglazed. Height 4ft 2" width 2ft. Ming Dynasty 1368-1644AD’.

38_419, ceramics, Lohan, models, porcellanous stoneware

Dealer, Ton-Ying & Co.
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Consignment from China 1936.
Sold by John Sparks Ltd. 1944.

Ming, 1368-1644

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

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