Chinese collection

Item LL 6108

Accession no: LL 6108
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 32.5 cm (with stand), DB. 22.7 cm

Description: Jar, one of a pair (to LL 72), known as 'ginger', 'prunus' or 'hawthorn' jar, decorated with white plum blossoms reserved on an ice crackle ground painted in different shades of underglaze blue. Evoking the dazzling plum blossoms or deep winter, it often decorates covered jar used for storing new tea in the New Year.

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. 3, No. 1. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 43.