Chinese collection

Item LL 5917
pair of objects - LL 5917 and LL 5918

Accession no: LL 5917
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Double gourd-shaped bottle
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 36.9 cm, DB. 17.4 cm

Description: Double gourd-shaped bottle, one of a pair (to LL 5918), decorated in cloisonné enamel with medallions with deer, phoenixes, and lions in a turquoise-blue ground. In the field are the eight Buddhist emblems with scrolls in a black ground. Stiff leaves on the neck, and borders of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish''), key fret, and other formal patterns.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's 1 June 1916, lot 591, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £52.10s (for a pair, LL 5917 and LL 5918); 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. 841.