Chinese collection

Item LL 6164
mark on base of item LL 6164

Accession no: LL 6164
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Plate
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 5 cm, D. 34 cm

Description: Plate with wide flat rim and wavy edges. In the centre, a mountain landscape and four mounted warriors. Round the sides, rocks, trees, and soldiers on foot. This plate is painted with a scene from a tale 'Lady Warriors of the Yang Family'. Outside, two sketchy landscapes.

Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD); in a double ring, but the plate are of Kangxi date.

Provenance
Formerly in the James Orrock collection; Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever at the assessed valuation of £60; 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. 9, No. 37A. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 218. National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 5.