Chinese collection

Item LL 23

Accession no: LL 23
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine pot
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze decoration
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
Measurements: H. 15.7 cm

Description: Wine pot in the form of a peach. The body is beautiful turquoise with streaks of aubergine and yellow which have run down from the handle and attachments. The spout is brownish yellow. The peace is an important symbol of long life, sacred to the Daoist goddess Xiwang Mu, the Queen Mother of the West.

Provenance
Formerly in the Trapnell collection; A. W. Stiff Collection; his sale, Christie's, 25 July 1916, lot 35, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £25.4; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 309.