Chinese collection

Item LL 5904

Accession no: LL 5904
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Square vase
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-795 AD)
Measurements: H. 27.5 cm, DB. 16 cm

Description: Square vase with ovoid body, contracted neck and stem, and slightly spreading mouth and base. Decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel in a turquoise ground. On the sides, archaic fret pattern with a border of false gadroons. Lotus scrolls on the neck and foot. Two metal-gilt handles in the form of lion masks with rings.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 410, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £16.16s; 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. 852.