Chinese collection

Item LL 5905

Accession no: LL 5905
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Incense burner
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 22 cm

Description: Incense burner with globular body, three tall dragon feet, two lion-mask handles with rings, and pierced metal cover with knob. The bowl is decorated in cloisonné enamel with lotus arabesques in a turquoise ground. Border of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads. The lid is elaborately ornamented with dragons and bats in clouds, and a shou (longevity) medallion and pearl. Dragon design on the knob.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 438, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £16.5s.6d; 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. 867.