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Ceramic dish

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Saucer dish of porcelain (one of a pair with 38.687). Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

Measurements:
diam: 10 7/8 in

Provenance:
Bluett & Sons; Mrs M. Constantinidi collection; her sale, Sotheby’s, 8 July 1947, lot 20 (illus.pl.1), purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £155 (pair, 38_687-688); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1947.

Printed sources
Sotheby & Co., 8 July 1947, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of yellow ground porcelains. Property of Mrs M. Constantinidi, lot 20 (illus. pl.1).

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 15/93, stock no.38630.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1947(2), p.19: ‘A pair of fine carved saucer dishes with a rich yellow ground engraved with the Three Fruits, peach, pomegranate and finger citron, symbolic of the Three Abundances of Years, Sons and Happiness; the underside engraved with three lotus sprays. 12 5/8" diam. Kanghsi’.

Additional Images:

Dealer label
Dealer label

What:
38_688, ceramics, dishes, porcelain, saucers

Who:
Dealer, Bluett & Sons
Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, Mrs. M. Constantinidi

Dates:
Sold at Sotheby's 1947.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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