Chinese collection

Item LL 6088

Accession no: LL 6088
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 50.8 cm, DB. 22.5 cm

Description: Vase, belongs to a set (LL 6083, LL 6084, LL 6086), with ovoid body, straight neck and slightly spreading base. Design; in four upright hands an arabesque pattern of stiff chrysanthemum flowers and foliage, and between them a scroll of flowers with feathery foliage. Similar design on the neck. On the cover a seated lion in unglazed biscuit, gilt. Border of formal flowers and dots.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool; 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. 74.