Chinese collection

Item LL 35

Accession no: LL 35
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Box and cover
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 7.9 cm, DB. 8.1 cm

Description: Box in the form of a pomegranate, with stem and foliage in applied relief beneath. On the sides are designs in cloisonné enamel in a dark red ground, representing a large open pomegranate with stalk and foliage. The red ground is mottled with green.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 426, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £12.12s (for a small gourd-shaped bottle, LL 5913; and a box and cover, LL 35); by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 884.