Accession no: LL 6495
Object type: Ceramic
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze black
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 40.5 cm, DB. 22.1 cm
Description: Vase with globular body, tall slender neck, with flaring mouth and spreading foot. Mirror-black glaze on which can be seen traces of a gilt design. On the body are ju-i shaped lappets with floral scrolls. On the neck is an archaic dragon painted in blue and underglaze red. Round the base of the neck is a band of light brown. On the neck, medallions of shou (longevity) characters and stiff leaves and symbols. In the middle of the neck and on the base are raised bands in white with red fret and scroll patterns.
Formerly in the Trapnell collection; S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie, 21 June 1916, lot 252, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £105; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 295.