Chinese collection

Item LL 6167

Accession no: LL 6167
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine ewer in the form of a shou character
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 16.9 cm, W. 17.8 cm, D. 3.8 cm

Description: Ewer, modelled in the form of the character Shou (longevity) with mirror-shaped panels in the centre. Enamelled on the biscuit on yellow ground. Damaged handle and spouts.

Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 57, No. 297. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 364.