Chinese collection

Item LL 5900
view of mark on base of item LL 5900
pair of objects - LL 5901 and LL 5900

Accession no: LL 5900
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Beaker
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, c. 1600
Measurements: H. 56 cm, DB. 35 cm

Description: Beaker, one of a pair (to LL 5901), with slender baluster body, high shoulders, tall neck, with wide trumpet-shaped mouth; bell-shaped foot. Down the sides are four ribs cut in cloud pattern. Decorated in cloisonné enamels with lotus scrolls with flowers in blue, red white, and yellow in a turquoise-blue ground.

Under the base has been incised the mark of the Jingtai period (1450-1456 AD) in four characters, but the date of manufacture is about 1600.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 598, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £75.12s (for a pair, LL 5900 and LL 5901); 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. 844.