Chinese collection

Item LL 6481
pair of vases - LL 6480 and LL 6481

Accession no: LL 6481
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 25.2 cm, D. 12.2 cm

Description: Bottle, one of a pair (to LL 6480), pear-shaped, with tall slender neck, slightly spreading at the mouth. Painted in dark blue with two archaic dragons and pearls and flames, Border of curled waves. On the neck, sprays of flowers and tasselled border, stiff leaves, and a band of flame designs white on blue. Tasselled border at foot. Metal bands on foot and lip.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, gifted to 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. 207.