Chinese collection

Item LL 6529
labels on base of item LL 6529

Accession no: LL 6529
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue and overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 44.5 cm, DB. 19.7 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6528), of rouleau form with straight neck and spreading mouth, painted in famille verte enamels, with medallions in powder-blue. The body is covered with peony scrolls and archaic dragons, among which are panels of fan, mirror, pomegranate, and leaf shapes with gilt floral designs and landscapes on a powder-blue ground. On the shoulder is a brocade band with hexagon and quatrefoil patterns broken by four medallions of vases and symbols. On the neck are two panels with landscape and prunus bough set in a ground of netted green, strewn with prunus blossoms. Green key-fret and scroll borders on the mouth and base.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from Duveen Brothers, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 490.