Chinese collection

Item LL 5916
view of mark on side of item LL 5916

Accession no: LL 5916
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Altar vase with stand
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 33.2 cm (with stand), DB. 26.8 cm

Description: Altar vase with three short legs, two high loop handles, bowl-shaped body, short straight neck, and dome-shaped cover with knob in the form of a lotus bud. Designs in cloisonné enamel on a turquoise ground. Lotus scrolls on the body with border of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads; and on the neck, a narrow band of floral ornaments. On the cover, are bats and borders of ju-i patterns and archaic fret. Elaborately carved wood stand. Cover does not match. Mark of Qianlong period (1736-1795 AD), medallion incised under the base.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 457, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £31.10s; 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. 865.