Chinese collection

Item LL 5942
pair of objects - LL 5942 and LL 5943

Accession no: LL 5942
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Ewer
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 36.2 cm, DB. 21.6 cm

Description: Ewer, one of a pair (to LL 5943), with ovoid body, tall slender neck with spreading mouth, dome-shaped cover surmounted by a lion, spreading foot, and scroll handle and spout, both issuing from dragon heads. The spout is supported by an archaic dragon stay. Decorated in cloisonné enamel. On the body are lotus scrolls in a turquoise ground, above which is a band of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') pattern in green bordered with dark blue. On the neck is a band of ogre pattern and lotus designs and cloud scrolls with borders of stiff leaves and ju-i heads. Lotus scrolls on the cover. The handle and spout are inlaid with a cloud pattern in blue.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 458, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £48.6s.0d (for a pair, LL 5942 and LL 5943); 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. 842.