Chinese collection

Item LL 6436
pair of teapots - LL 6436 and LL 6437

Accession no: LL 6436
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ewer
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 19.1 cm, DB. 24.5 cm

Description: Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in greyish blue with panels of flowering plants and hanging emblems alternatively. On the neck, a singing bird on a rock and flowering plants. Ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') border on the shoulder.

In general, the ewer is of coarser make when compared to LL 25.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool; gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. Price: £12.10s, Inventory file No. H 118/1.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 18.