Diameter: 6 5/8 in. (17.3 cm.)
Height: 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.)
An elegant, transparent ruby red bowl with deep flaring walls, resting on a slightly tapered
foot, the interior with sparse crizzling.
Sun Yatsen (1866-1925)
Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S) Wood (1852-1944)
Willys R. Peck (1882-1952), thereafter to his daughter
The provenance of this bowl can be traced back to C.E.S Wood, an American author and artist, who presumably purchased it in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. In 1912, the famous Chinese political leader Sun Yatsen gave the bowl to U.S. Consulate Willys R. Peck. This is an important year, which marks the end of the Qing dynasty to the profit of the Republic of China, and Sun Yatsen was elected as its first provisional president. Willys Peck was born in China of American parents, and embraced a diplomatic career in the Far East, especially China. Mr. Peck passed on the bowl to his daughter, who decided to part with it at the age of 97.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 04