Chinese collection

Item LL 5940

Accession no: LL 5940
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Beaker
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 30.4 cm, DB. 17.4 cm

Description: Slender beaker, with bulb on stems with four ribs, flaring mouth, and slightly spreading bases. On the bulb, ogre designs. Lotus and stiff leave patterns on the neck. Bats and stiff leaves on the stem. Ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') borders. Inside the lip, lotus patterns and bats.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 448, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £23.2s.0d (for three trumpet-shaped beakers, LL 71, LL 5940 and LL 5941); 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. 860.