Chinese collection

Item LL 5913

Accession no: LL 5913
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Pilgrim bottle
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 10 cm

Description: Pilgrim bottle with flattened oval body, gourd-shaped neck, and two handles in the form of archaic dragons. Decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel in greenish white ground. On the sides, large flowering peonies and peony scrolls. Dark blue ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') border. Just for decoration.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 426, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £12.12s (for a small gourd-shaped bottle, LL 5913; and a box and cover, LL 35); 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. 889.