Chinese collection

Item LL 6174

Accession no: LL 6174
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 21.7 cm, D. 17.4 cm

Description: Jar, one of a set of four (with LL 6171, LL 6172 & LL 6173), in oval shape with short necks and cap covers. Design in brilliant blue: four upright panels with rockery and flowering plants, meant to be symbols of the seasons – peony (spring), chrysanthemum (autumn) and prunus (winter). On the shoulder, ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') shaped lappets with foliage scrolls, white on blue, and ju-i heads between. Dentate borders. On the cover, a formal lotus flower.

Provenance
Acquired by 1907.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 32 National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 7.