Chinese collection

Item LL 5914

Accession no: LL 5914
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Small water vessel
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736 - 1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 7 cm, DB. 4.8 cm

Description: Small water vessel in form of a gourd with two smaller gourds attached to act as feet. Decorated in cloisonné enamel with a gourd vine with foliage, fruit and flowers in white and green in a dark blue ground. The smaller gourds are yellowish white, with a bat and 'good luck' Chinese characters in red. All three gourds are pierced with a small hole at the neck. Just for decoration.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 883.