Chinese collection

Item LL 6521
side view of vase of item LL 6521

Accession no: LL 6521
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 24.6 cm, DB. 33.5 cm

Description: Vase of rouleau form, with cylindrical body and neck, and spreading lip. Powder-blue ground and panels with gilt borders painted in blue. On the sides, two oblong panels with designs of a man fishing from a rock, and rocks and waves over which soars a figure (perhaps a poet) seated on a dragon: on the tail of the dragon is hung a gourd, and in the corner of the picture is a building and a lady looking from behind a curtain. Between them are smaller medallions with hare in landscape, bird on bough, rock, flowering plants, grass-hopper, water weeds, and lobster.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 256.