Chinese collection

Item LL 5944

Accession no: LL 5944
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Hexagonal vase
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 48.3 cm

Description: Hexagonal vase with baluster body, baluster stem, and spreading base; high neck with trumpet-shaped mouth and two fish-dragon handles. Decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel on a turquoise ground on all the facets. On the sides of the body are rocks and flowers; lotus designs on the shoulder and on the stem. On the neck and base are plantain leaves in green and lotus arabesques. The metal borders are tooled with key fret pattern. Lotus designs inside the mouth.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 467, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £44.2s.0d; 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. 845.