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Ceramic dish

Ceramic dish

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Saucer dish of stoneware. Made in China, late Song Dynasty or Ming Dynasty.

h: 2 7/8 in; diam: 10 1/4 in; base: 4 3/8 in

Stephen D. Winkworth collection; his sale, Sotheby’s, 25-28 April 1933, lot 104, purchased John Sparks, £8.5.0.; Mrs. Joshua collection; her sale, Sotheby’s, 20 July 1945, lot 24 (illus. facing p.5), purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Sir William Burrell, , £70; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1945.

Printed sources
Hetherington, The Early Wares of China, plate 37 fig.1.
Sotheby & Co., 25-28 April 1933, Catalogue of the well-known and extensive collections of Chinese pottery and porcelain, Chinese works of art and fine old English furniture, the property of Stephen D. Winkworth Esq., lot 104.
Sotheby & Co., 20 July 1945, Catalogue of fine Chinese ceramics, old English and other furniture, Oriental rugs and carpets. Fine Chinese porcelain the property of the late Mrs. Joshua. Sold by order of the administratrix, lot 24 (illus. facing p.5): ‘From the Stephen Winkworth Collection, Sotheby’s 1933’.

Manuscript sources
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book 13/119, stock no.33609.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1945, p.53: A painted T'zu Chou dish of saucer shape, covered with a cream crackled creamy-white glaze and boldly painted in the centre with a large figure of a hare within concentric circles, 10 3/8" diam, wood stand. Ming Dynasty. Illustrated by Hetherington, "The Early Wares of China" plate 37 fig.1’.

38_396, ceramics, dishes, saucers, stoneware

Auction house, Sotheby & Co.
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd
Collector, Stephen D. Winkworth

Sold at Sotheby's 1945.

Southern Song, 1127-1279
Ming, 1368-1644

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