Chinese collection

Item LL 25

Accession no: LL 25
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ewer
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD)
Measurements: H. 18.7 cm

Description: Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations.

Exhibited
Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port Sunlight on Merseyside. A Great Edwardian Collector and Builder. Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Furniture, Architecture. 12 April - 25 May 1980, London: Royal Academy of Arts.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 17.