Chinese collection

Item LL 6651

Accession no: LL 6651
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Garden seat
Materials: Earthenware with enamel on biscuit decoration in fahua style
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, 16th -17th Century
Measurements: H. 49.5 cm, DB. 26 cm

Description: Garden seat, barrel-shaped; porcelain; the top decorated with scrollwork border on aubergine ground, with a formal flower in centre in turquoise on white ground; body apple-green, with a broad central band or frieze having a relief mask on two sides, and shaped panels between, modelled with rocky landscapes, birds and flowers in relief, in turquoise, aubergine, and yellow; the frieze is bordered above and below with bosses in relief and broad bands of turquoise blue.

Provenance
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 112. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £157.10s; 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. 26A.