Large dish of porcelain. Made in China, Ming Dynasty, late 14th or early 15th century.
h: 3 in; diam: 18 1/4 in
A.J. Abbey; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd., August 1945; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 October 1945, £60; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1945 p.149, August 1945, stock no.8363: 'Large blue & white plate decorated lotus & bamboo in two shades of blue', bought from A.J. Abbey; Day Book 1945 p.170, 16 October 1945: 'Large plate, white decoration on blue ground'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.65: ‘One old Chinese fine large porcelain dish with foliate rim, decorated with scrolling peonies and foliage in blue and white on a darker blue ground. Hsuan-Te period 1426-1435 AD. Diam 18 1/2"’.