Chinese collection

Item LL 6648

Accession no: LL 6648
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. 17.2 cm

Description: Bowl with shaped sides narrowing towards base; porcelain decorated with three sprays of peonies and foliage partly incised with the outline in relief, and coloured with turquoise and white on a rich aubergine purple ground, the interior covered with a turquoise glaze.

Provenance
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 25. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £47.5s; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Exhibited
Exhibition of Chinese Applied Art, No. 595, Summer 1913, Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 27. City of Manchester Art Gallery, Catalogue of An Exhibition of Chinese Applied Art with an Introduction by William Burton, No. 595.