Chinese collection

Item LL 5926

Accession no: LL 5926
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Beaker
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 39.2 cm, DB. 21.8 cm

Description: Slender beaker with bulb on stem, flaring mouth, and slightly spreading base. On the bulb are four orge heads and borders of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') patterns. On the neck are lotus scrolls and archaic dragons, and stiff leaves with arabesque patterns and bats in a green ground. Similar ornaments on the stem; key fret borders. Inside the mouth are lotus scrolls and four medallions with shou (longevity) characters.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 589, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £21; 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. 862.