Accession no: LL 6154
Object type: Ceramic
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 47.5 cm, D. 22 cm (at rim), 16.3 cm (at base)
Description: Beaker, with shape derived from the gu (an ancient Chinese bronze vessel used for serving heated wine on formal occasions), with bulbous stem and flaring mouth. On the bulb are three lotus sprays. On the stem and neck are designs of prunus and bamboo modelled in low relief and painted in blue in a ground of pale starch-blue glaze. Mark of a fungus under base.
Acquired by 1907.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 191.
National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 31.