Chinese collection

Item LL 6151
view of base of dish of item LL 6151

Accession no: LL 6151
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.3 cm, D. 20.9 cm

Description: Bowl, one of a pair (to LL 6150), with wavy edge, the lower part moulded in petal-shaped panels. Inside, a medallion with three boys playing. Border of cash pattern. Outside, four groups of ladies in garden setting, representing the four liberal accomplishment; zither-playing, chess, calligraphy, and painting. In the petals are growing flowers.

A six character mark in a double ring, written in li (clerical script), which reads A six character mark in a double ring, written in li (clerical script), which reads ‘treasure of the weird rocks and precious vessels’.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.