Chinese collection

Item LL 6494

Accession no: LL 6494
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 24.1 cm, DB. 10.8 cm

Description: Bottle with pear-shaped body, and tall neck with bulb under the mouth. Painted in underglaze blue with archaic dragons on the neck, and dragons painted in famille vert enamels pursuing pearls on the body. Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD), but the bottle is of Kangxi date.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 5, No. 13. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 465.