Chinese collection

Item LL 6205

Accession no: LL 6205
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 29.2 cm, D. 10.5 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6135), cylindrical with short neck; design in four horizontal bands: (1) arabesque scrolls and leaf-shaped medallions with foliage in white on blue; (2) two archaic dragons with sprays of fungus (ling-zhi) in white on a blue ground; (3) arabesque foliage; (4) arabesque designs in white on blue. Formal borders; on the neck, stiff leaves. Empty double ring under base.

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. 34.