Chinese collection

Item LL 5911
pair of objects - LL 5910 and LL 5911

Accession no: LL 5911
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Hat stand
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 29.5 cm

Description: Hat stand, one of a pair (to LL 5910), with globular tops, baluster stems, and spreading feet with cloud-scroll edges. Ornamented with designs in cloisonné enamels in a turquoise ground. On the globes are medallions with shou (longevity) characters, and between them arabesque foliage and bats holding sounding stones bung with jewels. Ju-i (ruyi “as-you-wish”) borders. On the bases, shou medallions, archaic fret, bats, and scrolls. Similar ornaments on the stems. Covers with openwork designs of dragons and clouds.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 578, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £42 (for a pair, LL 5910 and LL 5911); 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. 886.