Chinese collection

Item LL 59

Accession no: LL 59
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Incense burner
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 10 cm, W. 6.1 cm

Description: Incense burner, one of a pair (to LL 5935), with four tall scroll legs, upright loop handles, and ribs on the sides. Archaic dragon and ogre patterns in cloisonné enamel on the sides, and with a cover which is pierced with lotus designs.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 408, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £15.4s.6d (for three small bottles, LL 5932, LL 5933 and LL 5934; a pair of small incense burners, LL 59 and LL 5935); 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. 864.