Chinese collection

Item LL 6316

Accession no: LL 6316
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Hexagonal vase with cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 29.1 cm, DB. 12.5 cm

Description: Hexagonal vase with pierced outer casing, ovoid body with slightly spreading base and short straight neck, and dome-shaped cover with knob. Moulded with stiff overlapping leaves above the base, on the shoulder, on the neck, and on the cover. On the sides are panels of honeycomb open-work with swastika fret in blue between and ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads. The moulded leaves are shaped with blue. The inner tube is painted with growing flowers.

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. 69, No. 343. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 199.