Chinese collection

Item LL 6024

Accession no: LL 6024
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ewer
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 26.4 cm, DB. 18.5 cm

Description: Ewer with flask-shaped body, spreading foot, octagonal neck contracted in the middle, and cup-shaped mouth. Handle attached to the neck with a wide collar; and long spout. On the sides are two medallions with landscapes - in one, a pagoda; in the other flowering fruit trees of swastika fret. On the neck, growing plants and shou (longevity) characters. Borders of stiff leaves and dentate pattern. Flowers, insects, and birds on the handle and spout.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, 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. 233.