Chinese collection

Item LL 6527
view of one of the pair of vases of item LL 6527
view of one of the pair of vases of item LL 6527

Accession no: LL 6527
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Pair of triple gourd-shaped vases
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue, underglaze black and copper red with added decoration in overglaze gold
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 55.4 cm, DB. 24.2 cm (H 214/1); H. 55.2 cm, DB. 24.7 cm (H 214/2)

Description: Pair of triple gourd-shaped vases, with spreading mouths. The lowest bulb is glazed with mirror-black on which are gilt design - namely, medallions with vases and emblems in a brocade ground diapered with floral scrolls; borders of key fret and brocade pattern. On the middle bulb are four lions and flame scrolls in red and gold. On the top bulb is a blue glaze with gilt designs of phoenixes, and cloud and flame forms.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 467.