Chinese collection

Item LL 5945

Accession no: LL 5945
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Hexagonal vase
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 58.2 cm, DB. 28.4 cm

Description: Hexagonal vase with ovoid body, contracted shoulder, tall neck, slightly spreading at the mouth, and spreading base; two handles in the form of archaic bird-headed dragons. Designs in cloisonné enamels in a turquoise-blue ground. On the sides, lotus arabesques enclosed by archaic fret design. On the neck are similar designs and bats. Stiff leaves on the foot, ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') border under the lip.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 469, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £39.18s.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. 858.