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Ceramic figure

Ceramic figure

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Porcelain figure of a man. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

h: 11 in

F. Freke Palmer collection; his sale, Christie’s, 6 December 1934, purchased by John Sparks Ltd.; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £65; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.

Published sources
Christie, Manson & Woods, 6 December 1934, Chinese, English and continental porcelain, English and French furniture, fine needlework and tapestry; the property of F. Freke Palmer & others.

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1934, p.219, December 1934, stock no.4824: '1 seated figure of Sage', bought at Christie's, Freke Palmer sale; Day Book 1936 p.5, 10 January 1936: 'Seated antique figure, L. Ming'.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936, p.1: ‘One old Chinese seated porcelain figure of a priest, wearing aubergine robe, with black head dress, on yellow glaze base with inscription. Late Ming Dynasty 1368-1644. Height 11 inches’.

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Dealer label
Dealer label

38_828, ceramics, man, men, models, porcelain, seated figures

Auction house, Christie, Manson & Woods
Collector, F. Freke Palmer
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods 1934.

Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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