Group of Chenghua porcelain bowls. Large copper red decorated dish. From Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain Recently Collected in China by Mr Peter Boode of The Hague, Bluett & Sons, June 1934. Details as follow:-
33. Porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with five clawed dragons. Cheng Hua mark and period. Diameter: 8¼". Sold to Sir Percival David, 5th June 1934, £55. Now at the Percival David Foundation, no.A.640.
61. Large porcelain dish with shaped rim decorated in underglaze copper red. 15th century [Sic - in fact 14th century], diameter: 18". Unsold in 1934, sold to Sir John Addis in 1971 for about £13,000. Now at the British Museum, OA 1975 10-28 9.
79 . Porcelain bowl, decorated outside with melons and leaves in underglaze blue, the interior plain. Cheng Hua mark and period. Diameter: 6". Sold to Sir Percival David, 5th June 1934, £38. Now at the Percival David Foundation, no. A.644.
80 . Porcelain bowl, exterior decorated with scrolling flowers in underglaze blue, interior plain. Cheng Hua mark and period. Diameter: 6". Sold to Mrs. Sedgwick, 5th June 1934, £40. Bequeathed to the British Museum, OA 1968.4-22.35.
From the Bluett Archive