Chinese collection

Item LL 6539

Accession no: LL 6539
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue and overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style and overglaze gold
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 48.5 cm, DB. 25 cm

Description: Jar with elongated oval body, straight neck, and dome-shaped cover. Brilliant powder-blue ground with panels painted in blue with touches of underglaze red. Gilt designs on the powder-blue ground which have worn off in places. On the sides, large shield-shaped panels with vases and emblems, lotus and cranes, landscape and figures, and landscape with pine tree, tree, deer and flying crane; between them are small mirror-shaped reserves with flowering plants. Empty double ring under base.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, 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. 261.