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Bulb bowl of porcelain. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

h: 5 1/8 in; diam: 9 1/2 in

Mrs Robert Benson collection; her sale, Sotheby’s, 2 May 1945, lot 165 (3 items, 38_727, 38_746, 38_718 & wood cover), purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, £22 (this item); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.

Printed sources
City of Manchester Art Gallery, Catalogue of an exhibition of Chinese applied Art: bronzes, pottery, porcelains, jades, embroideries, carpets, enamels, lacquers, etc., Summer 1913.
Sotheby & Co., 2 May 1945, Catalogue of fine Chinese pottery and porcelain, jades and bronzes. Comprising the property of Mrs. C.G. Seligman and the property of the late Mrs Robert Benson, lot 165: ‘2 items [38_727 & 38_718) exhibited Manchester City Art Gallery 1913’.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 13/91, stock no.33190.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.32: ‘A Lang Yao bulb bowl on three short feet covered with a rich cherry glaze with darker speckling near the base. Wood cover. 9 1/2". Lang Yao (Kanghsi)’.

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38_727, bulb bowls, ceramics, porcelain

Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Dealer, Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd
Collector, Mrs. Robert Benson

Sold at Sotheby's 1945.

Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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