Chinese collection

Item LL 5909
handle detail of item LL 5909

Accession no: LL 5909
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Large vase
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 66 cm, DB. 42.5 cm

Description: A large vase, ovoid body, high neck, and spreading base two gilt dragon handles. Decorated in cloisonné enamels with four large medallions, yellow, black and white, containing rocks, birds and flowering plants - lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus, upon turquoise blue ground diapered with elaborate fret pattern and inset with butterflies. Row of metal rosettes on shoulder, and four metal belts tooled with key fret. Mouth fitted with a container for flowers, finishing above in a flat cover pierced with a cusped opening and decorated with bats and other symbols and turquoise ground. Incised mark of the Qianlong period (1736-1795 AD).

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 475, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £105; 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. 843.