Chinese collection

Item LL 6214

Accession no: LL 6214
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine ewer
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 17.8 cm, DB. 14.5 cm

Description: Ewer, one of a pair (to LL 6215), with pear-shaped body, slender neck, and spreading mouth. Scroll handle and long spout attached to the body by a foliage scroll. Painted in brilliant blue; tessellated ground, and leaf-shaped medallions with white foliage scrolls in a blue ground. On the neck, a band of lozenge fret, and stiff leaves. On the covers, a rosette.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 8, No. 30. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 150.