Chinese collection

Item LL 6572

Accession no: LL 6572
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Incense burner in the form of a white hare
Materials: Unglazed and glazed porcelain
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 15.2 cm

Description: Incense burner, in the form of a white hare with branch of fungus in its mouth trailing on to its back. White 'biscuit' porcelain. Details in brown glaze, and the eyes dark blue. Hollow and open beneath, with holes at the mouth and nostrils to allow the smoke to escape. On base, in form of clouds, covered with light green glaze.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 113. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £33.12s; by whom gifted 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. 285.