Chinese collection

Item LL 6137
pair of vases - LL6136 and LL6137
marks on bases of vases LL 6136 and LL 6317

Accession no: LL 6137
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Beaker
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 25.4 cm, DB. 11.4 cm

Description: This beaker, which belongs to a set of five (with three jars, LL 6206, LL6207 & LL 6138; and two beakers, LL 6136 & LL 6137), has a bulbous stem. On the beaker are ribbed bulbs with three medallions with figures of ladies in landscape; flowering sprays below; and on the neck, four tall ladies with vases of flowers.

Mark of the Chenghua period (1465 -1487 AD) in six characters in a double ring, but the beaker is of Kangxi date.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 121.