Dish of porcelain. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.
diam: 15 in
Mrs A.P.H. Mond collection; her sale, Sotheby’s, 8 May 1942, lot 10, purchased by Bluett & Sons, £36; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 23 September 1942, £40; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
Sotheby & Co., 8 May 1942, Catalogue of valuable Chinese porcelain and jade, old French & English furniture, needlework, rugs etc., property of the late Mrs A.P.H. Mond. Lot 10: ‘Famille verte saucer decorated in centre with interior scene of three sages watching a demon figure dancing, two ladies and a man at the side watching against a background of a screen decorated with fishes, to the left a garden terrace and rocks in the foreground within a deep border of diaper ornament interspersed with panels of flowers and symbols of the liberal accomplishments. 15”. Kangshi. Wood stand’.
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book 18/39, 17 September 1942, stock no. 1296: ‘Famille verte saucer dish – figures. Edge slightly chipped. Diameter: 8”. Bought: Sotheby’s, 8 May 1942, £36’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1942, p.29: ‘Porcelain saucer-dish painted in famille verte enamels with group on terrace watching performers. Kanghsi period. 15" diam.’.