Pentagonal-shaped porcelain dish, part of a supper set (one of a set of nine comprising 38.500 to 38.508). Made in China, late Ming of Kangxi.
h: 7/8 in; w: 4 3/4 in; base: 3 1/4 in
John Sparks Ltd., dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 28 November 1933, £82 (9 dishes, 38_500-508); by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
John Sparks Ltd., Day Book 1933 p.281, 23 November 1933, stock no.z.1001: '5 sweetmeat trays, green ground & horses', & '4 ditto'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1933, p.82: ‘5 very fine old Chinese green ground sweetmeat trays with blue, yellow and aubergine horses with wood stands. Kanghsi period 1662-1722. Also 4 ditto smaller’.