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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.

Printed sources
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.).

Manuscript sources
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’.

38_654, bowls, ceramics, porcelain

Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Collector, Dr. Leonard Gow
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd

Sold at Sotheby's 1943.

Ming, 1368-1644
Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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