Chinese collection

Item LL 6650
labels on base of vase of item LL 6650

Accession no: LL 6650
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Baluster vase with wooden lid
Materials: Earthenware with overglazed enamel decoration in fahua style
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty; 16th Century
Measurements: H. 27.9 cm

Description: Vase with wooden lid, of baluster form with spreading base: cut down at the neck. Buff stoneware with designs of blossoming prunus trees in applied relief with coloured glazes: the stem aubergine and turquoise, the blossom white. The ground of the vase is a soft peacock-blue, minutely crackled.

Provenance
Formerly in the F. Langweil collection (Label), S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 134. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £50.8; by whom gifted to 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. 12.