Chinese collection

Item LL 64

Accession no: LL 64
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase of triple gourd form
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 23.1 cm, DB. 11.5 cm

Description: Vase of triple gourd shape, with spreading mouth. Powder-blue ground, and panels painted in famille verte enamels. On the lowest bulb, two quatrefoil medallions with lotus and prunus design and birds. Fan-shaped reserves, on the second bulb, of flowering plants; gilt floral designs and formal borders on the blue ground.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 495.