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.
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