Chinese collection

Item LL 6656

Accession no: LL 6656
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bowl with figures of Shou Lou and Eight immortals
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze white
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Shunzi (1644-1661 AD)
Measurements: D. 9.5 cm

Description: Bowl with rounded sides, sharply everted rim, and small base. On the sides is a broad band delicately pierced with swastika fret, interrupted by five medallions in which are figures in high relief in unglazed biscuit. In one medallion is Shou Lou, god of long life, and in the others are the Eight Immortals in pairs. Above and below are cloud and foliage designs traced in white slip and partially glazed. The remainder of the surface is glazed white. An example of the extremely delicate pierced work.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 232. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £29.8s; 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. 13.