Accession no: LL 6170
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Beaker vase
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 46.4 cm, D. 23 cm (at rim), D. 15.4 cm (at base)
Description: Beaker vase known as phoenix tail vase, with baluster body, spreading foot, tall straight neck, and flaring mouth; with designs in white with a backing of cloudy blue. On the body a rock and flowering magnolia, smaller plants, and two birds. On the neck, a rock, prunus, and birds. Hatched Vandyke borders. Empty double ring under the base.
Purchased by Lever from Duveen Brothers, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 187.
National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 29.