Chinese collection

Item LL 6576
detail of handle on object of item LL 6576

Accession no: LL 6576
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine jar
Materials: Earthenware with lead glaze
Place made: China
Date made: Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Measurements: H. 38 cm, DB. 24 cm

Description: Wine jar, of baluster form, with swelling body, straight foot, high contracted neck and spreading mouth. On the body are two moulded tiger masks with rings and two bands of wheel-made rings. Reddish pottery with olive brown glaze encrusted in parts with golden and silvery iridescence.

The jar is a replica of the kind of bronze vessels placed in tombs of the very wealthy.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 119, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £19.19s; by whom 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. 1.