Chinese collection

Item LL 6395

Accession no: LL 6395
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 41.2 cm, DB. 20.7 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6394), with ovoid bodies, slender necks, and flaring mouths. Painted in brown with garden landscape and figures of deities. In the centre is Shou Lao, god of Long Life, between the Twin Genii, one of whom is offering him a pot of chrysanthemums over which hovers a butterfly; over the head of the other is a bat. The whole surface is splashed with yellow, green, and aubergine glazes. Green glaze inside and under the base.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 214. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £94.10s; by whom gifted 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. 316..