Chinese collection

Item LL 6647

Accession no: LL 6647
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware with overglazed enamel decoration in fahua style
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th Century
Measurements: H. 8.9 cm, D. 17.8 cm

Description: Bowl with rounded body curving slightly inwards towards lip, which has a round flanged rim; porcelain; the exterior covered with purple glaze incised with large formal lotus flowers and leaves rising from rounded waves, coloured turquoise, yellow, and pale green; the interior washed with a turquoise crackle glaze.

Provenance
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 125. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £105; 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. 27B.