Chinese collection

Item LL 6153

Accession no: LL 6153
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 cm, D. 19.5 cm

Description: Bowl, one of a pair (to LL 6153) with everted rim, painted with bands of lotus scrolls inside and out. Border of growing lotus flowers within and stiff leaves outside. The lotus flower is a Buddhist symbol of purity and a very common decorative motif. These bowls may have been intended for use on an altar in China rather than for export. Mark of the Kangxi period; in six characters, in a double ring.

Provenance
Acquired by 1907.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 117. National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 13.