Chinese collection

3 items - LL 6159, LL 6160 and LL 6161

Accession no: LL 6160
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 17.2 cm, DB. 9.3 cm

Description: Bottle, in a set of three (with LL 6159 & 6161), pear-shaped, with slender necks slightly spreading at the lip. Painted in brilliant blue. On the body, four medallions with lotus scrolls in white on a marbled blue ground. Leaf-shaped pendants with formal ornament between, and scattered blossoms. On the neck, similar designs in a tessellated ground. Borders of lozenge pattern with compartments of flowers in white on blue. Mark of a leaf.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever at the assessed valuation of £250; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 8, No. 30. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 152. National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 11.