Chinese collection

Item LL 6438
detail of base of plate of item LL 6438

Accession no: LL 6438
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Shunzi (1644-1661 AD)
Measurements: H. 33 cm, DB. 15 cm

Description: Bottle with pear-shaped body, tall slender neck with bulb, and slightly spreading mouth, cut down. Painted in blue of good quality with lotus and peony designs bordered by leaf-shaped panels with floral arabesques in white on blue. Similar designs on the neck. On the shoulder, a band of lozenge pattern alternating with ovals. On the bulb, fish-roe pattern. Mark, a lozenge symbol in a double ring.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from Thomas Agnew, pre-May 1914, £80; gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. LLAG Inventory file No. H 148. (Label: Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, Manchester and Liverpool)

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 226.