Chinese collection

Item LL 6546
view of back of plate of item LL 6546

Accession no: LL 6546
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Dish
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: D. 39.4 cm

Description: Dish, one of a pair (to LL 6545), with wide flat rim. Powder-blue ground and panels painted in famille verte enamels. In the centre an eight-foil medallion with landscape and bridge, and figures seated on a rock under a willow tree. On the rim, eight small mirror-shaped reserves with flowering plants. Gilt lotus scrolls and panels of flowers on the blue ground. Mark, a lozenge symbol.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 31, No. 180. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 497.