Chinese collection

Item LL 5953

Accession no: LL 5953
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Knife sheath
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: L. 20.8 cm, DB. 2.9 cm

Description: Knife sheath with designs in cloisonné enamel in a turquoise ground; bats and shou (longevity) characters and ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads. Borders of trellis pattern.

Provenance
Jeffery Whitehead Collection; his sale, Christie's, 11 August, 1915, lot 748; purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £5.10s (for the whole lot); by whom gifted 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. 892.