Accession no: LL 5948
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Octagonal altar vase with stand
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 51 cm (with stand), DB. 29.8 cm
Description: Octagonal altar vase with body of globular form, with sharply contracted shoulders, short neck and spreading mouth, and dome-shaped cover with handle in the form of a flower. Four scroll feet with acanthus leaf moulding, and two upright handles of a scroll design, moulded with foliage and flowers. On the sides, designs in cloisonné enamel in a turquoise ground; lotus arabesques, enclosed by archaic fret borders. On the lid are similar fret patterns with four open-work medallions of archaic dragon pattern in metal.
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1916, lot 590, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £71.8s; 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. 854.