Bowl of porcelain (one of a pair with 38.655). Made in China, Ming Dynasty or Kangxi Dynasty.
h: 3 7/8 in; diam: 8 1/2 in
Leonard Gow collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 13 May 1943, lot 91 (illus.), purchased by
Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £54 (pair, 38_654-655); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
Sotheby & Co., 13 May 1943, The remaining portion of the celebrated collection of Chinese porcelain, bronzes and works of art. The property of the late Leonard Gow. Lot 91 (illus.).
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 12/57, stock no.30255.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1943, p.55: ‘A pair of yellow-ground bowls of deep shape with everted rims, incised on the interiors with green scaly dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid cloud bands, above false gadroons, one foot rim yellow with a green line, the other entirely green, the interiors engraved with similar dragons and cloud scrolls. 8 1/2". Ming dynasty’.