Chinese collection

Item LL 6155

Accession no: LL 6155
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 48.2 cm (with cover), DB. 22 cm

Description: Vase, with ovoid body, spreading base, cylindrical neck with raised belt, and spreading mouth. Flattened dome-shaped covers with lion knobs in biscuit. Ground of brilliant powder-blue with panels painted in blue. On the body, two large panels with mountain landscapes, and between them three mirror-shaped panels with vases and symbols, and two leaf-shaped panels with flowering plants and rocks. On the neck are fan-shaped panels with rocks and flowering plants. Cover to match.

Provenance
Previously own by Duveen Brothers, purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 251. National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 33.