Chinese collection

Item LL 5951

Accession no: LL 5951
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Knife with sheath
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: L. 30.2 cm, DB. 2.8 cm

Description: Knife with cloisonné enamel handle and sheath; with floral scrolls in a blue ground on the handle, and lotus arabesques in a white ground on the sheath. Chased metal mounts.

Provenance
Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 428, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £6.16s.6d (for a two daggers, with cloisonné enamel hilts and sheath; a cloisonné enamel sheath; and one other piece); 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. 890.