Chinese collection

Item LL 5908

Accession no: LL 5908
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Ink pot
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.5 cm, DB. 14 cm

Description: Ink pot in bowl shape, with wide flange and wavy edge, rounded cover with concave top. On the sides, cloisonné enamel designs in a turquoise ground; lotus scrolls and ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') borders.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 422, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £17.6s.6d (for two vessels, LL 5915 and LL 5938; and an ink pot, LL 5908); 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. 887.