Chinese collection

Item LL 6023

Accession no: LL 6023
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Cylindrical vase
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 28.7 cm, DB. 11.7 cm

Description: Cylindrical vase with short neck. Round the centre is a band containing dragons holding sprays of sacred fungus in white on a marbled blue background. Underneath this is a band containing a geometrical design in blue on white. Empty double ring under base.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 9, No. 36. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 37.