Chinese collection

Item LL 6127
side view of vase of item LL 6127
mark on base of vase of item LL 6127

Accession no: LL 6127
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square vase with stand
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD) or 19th Century
Measurements: H. 54.6 cm

Description: Square vase, tapering towards the base, decorated on the four sides, and also on the neck, with large hawthorn trees, the blossoms of which are in white with yellow centres, the trunks aubergine. Perched on branches, and flying, are numerous small birds in green, yellow, and white. At each corner of the shoulder is a spray of flowers in various colours. The whole on a black enamel background. Supported on carved wood stand.

Mark of the Jiajing period (1522-1566 AD), but the vase is of Kangxi date or 19th century.

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. 63, No. 324. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 376.