Chinese collection

Item LL 6525

Accession no: LL 6525
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue with added decoration in overglaze gold
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 44.1 cm, DB. 19.4 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6524), of rouleau form, with cylindrical body and neck and spreading mouth. Powder-blue ground with glit designs. A large square panel with water scene and barge, the rest of the body occupied by a long inscription, a notable poem 'The Red Cliffs', written by Su Shi (1037-1101 AD) during his first exile. On the neck, a landscape. The gilt is much worn.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 264.