Chinese collection

Item LL 6556

Accession no: LL 6556
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ewer
Materials: Porcelain with powder blue and famille verte enamels
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H 21.3 cm, DB. 19.5 cm

Description: Ewer with ovoid body, scroll-shaped handle and spout, and dome-shaped cover. Powder-blue ground with two oblong mirror-shaped panels painted in famille verte enamels with lotus and ducks, prunus and birds. Gilt prunus and magnolia sprays, and formal borders on the blue ground.

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. 30, No. 174. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 484.