Dish of porcelain. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.
diam: 13 1/4 in
J. Highfield Jones collection; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd., July 1942; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 6 October 1942, £50; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1942, p.461, July 1942, stock no.5015: 'Fine famille verte dish with 2 ladies on a terrace, Kanghsi', bought from J. Highfield Jones; Day Book 1942 p.144, 6 October 1942: 'Fine famille verte dish with 3 ladies seated at a table, Kanghsi'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1941, p.33: ‘Fine old Chinese porcelain plate decorated in brilliant famille verte enamels with a lady seated at a table on a terrace overlooking a garden, and a maid approaching with a wine ewer; palm trees and clouds in the background. A border of honeycomb design with six floral panels inset. Famille noire head dresses. Mark of Sacred Fungus in underglaze blue on the base. 13 1/2 inches diameter. Kanghsi’.