Chinese collection

Item LL 6654

Accession no: LL 6654
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Peach-shaped wine pot
Materials: Porcelain with enamel on biscuit decoration
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 16.5 cm

Description: Peach-shaped wine pot, with attachments of foliage and twigs on the handles and the spout. Enamelled on the biscuit with archaic dragons holding fungus sprays, in green and aubergine in a yellow ground. The handle and spout are aubergine mottled with back.

Provenance
Mrs. Meridith collection; her sale, Christie's, 6 May 1919, lot 85, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £16.40s; by whom gifted 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. 357.