Chinese collection

Item LL 5950

Accession no: LL 5950
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Pilgrim bottle with stand
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, c. 1600
Measurements: H. 30.7 cm (with stand), DB. 20.5 cm

Description: Pilgrim bottle of flattened flask shape, with straight cylindrical neck and two scroll handles. Decorated with designs in cloisonné enamel in a rich turquoise-blue ground. On the sides are branches of peach and pomegranate with fruit and flowers, the background diapered with curled scrolls. The colours in the designs are deep red, dark blue, green, yellow and white. On the neck, a floral ornament and stiff leaves.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 851.