Chinese collection

Item LL 5946
pair of objects - LL 5946 and LL 5947

Accession no: LL 5946
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Vase in quatrefoil form
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 32.9 cm, DB. 20.5 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 5947), lobed in quatrefoil form, and decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel. On the sides are panels with shou (longevity) characters surrounded by bats, lotus flowers, and archaic fret in colours in a red ground; bordered with lotus scrolls and Buddhist emblems, in a turquoise ground. Above and below are bands of false gadroons; and on the neck, stiff leaves with arabesque ornaments.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 586, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £52.10s (for a pair, LL 5946 and LL 5947); by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 885.