Chinese collection

Item LL 6574

Accession no: LL 6574
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of a lion
Materials: Porcelain with enamel on biscuit decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 44 cm

Description: Figure of a lion seated on a rectangular plinth. The ball of brocade is missing from the fore-paw. Richly enamelled on the biscuit. The body is mottled aubergine and brownish yellow, and the hair green, yellow, aubergine, and violet-blue. Touches of red on the mouth and nose, and on the forehead is the character 'wang' (prince). The plinth is decorated with brocade patterns in which are leaf- and fan-shaped panels of flowering plants.

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 6 June 1916, £110, gifted the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. LLAG Invoice file No. 66.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford. Ltd., 1928, No. 342.