Chinese collection

Item LL 5906
side view of object of item LL 5906

Accession no: LL 5906
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Incense burner
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 29.2 cm, W. 7.7 cm

Description: Incense burner in rectangular form, with four straight feet, two upright loop handles, and dome-shaped cover with knob. On the sides are eight ribs. Decorated with cloisonné enamel in a turquoise ground, with pattern and form copied from an ancient bronze, consisting of archaic dragon fret with ogre heads on the sides, stiff leaves and arabesques on the legs, bat designs on the handles, and key fret underneath. On the lid, hexagonal diaper patterns and key fret. The sides ornamented with carved open-work and lotus scroll design. Lotus design on the knob.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 563, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever,£27.16s; 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. 863.