Chinese collection

Item LL 62
detail of item LL 62
detail of item LL 62
label on bottom of item LL 62

Accession no: LL 62
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Water vessel with stand
Materials: Nephrite
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.1 cm (with stand), W. 15.3 cm, D. 11 cm

Description: Water vessel, used as a brush washer, in the form of a double bowl, with straight sides; four boys carved in full relief holding on to the sides and looking over. Nephrite jade with a few patches of brown. Fine quality. Carved wood stand.

Provenance
A. W. Stiff collection; his sale, Christie's, 27 July 1916, lot 80, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £46; by whom gifted the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Exhibited
The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, organised by The Arts Council of Great Britain and the Oriental Ceramic Society, 26 May - 2 July 1964, London: The Arts Council Gallery. Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages Exhibition, organised by the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1975, London: Victoria and Albert Museum.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 784 Arts Council Catalogue, 1964, No. 395. Arts Council Catalogue; 1975, No. 429.