Accession no: LL 6652
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. 34 cm, DB. 29 cm
Description: Garden seat, barrel-shaped; porcelain; the top engraved with a formal lotus blossom and four leaves, coloured turquoise on purple ground; body turquoise blue with a broad central band or frieze having a relief mask on two sides; with lotus plants and cranes between incised in the paste and coloured aubergine and yellow; the frieze is bordered above and below with bands of purple bosses in high relief.
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 21. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £199.10s; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 26.
E. E. Bluett, Apollo, Vol. 36 (Nov, 1942), p. 116.