Chinese collection

Item LL 6204
Detail of vase exterior of item LL 6204
Detail of vase exterior of item LL 6204

Accession no: LL 6204
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. 25.9 cm, DB. 20.7 cm

Description: Jar, known as 'ginger', 'prunus' or 'hawthorn' jar, with oval body, short neck, and cap cover. Design of branches of blossoming prunus alternately ascending and descending on a ground of brilliant blue netted over with a pattern suggesting cracked ice. Dentate border on the shoulder.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 44.