Chinese collection

Item LL 6540
base of item LL 6540

Accession no: LL 6540
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase with cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze powder blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)?
Measurements: H. 47.6 cm, DB. 25.4 cm

Description: Vase with elongated ovoid 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, deer, and flying cranes; 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.