Accession no: LL 6392
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square beaker
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD) or 19th Century
Measurements: H. 55.5 cm, DB. 20 cm
Description: Square beaker with pear-shaped body, tall straight neck, slightly neck, slightly spreading at the top, flat mouth-rim, and spreading base; two handles in the form of cloud scrolls (restored). Painted in dull enamels on the biscuit. On the two sides are panels, with landscape in famille verte enamels, in a ground of black swastika fret; and above them a medallion of landscape and a leaf-shaped panel with flowering branches and birds in a yellow ground. On the ends, panels of fan-and leaf-shapes with landscapes and flowering plants in a black ground, and three symbols. On the sides of the base, four panels with symbols reserved in a black ground. Base unglazed beneath.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 393.