Chinese collection

Item LL 6657
labels on base of vase of item LL 6657

Accession no: LL 6657
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Incese bowl
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Late Ming Dynasty, 16th Century
Measurements: H. 7.5 cm, DB. 10.2 cm, D. 6.8 cm (base)

Description: Incense bowl, barrel-shaped, with slightly spreading mouth and foot. On the outside are two lion heads in relief, and figures of the Eight Immortals, the background roughened to suggest clouds. The figures are coloured with aubergine, green, and yellow glazes, with details in biscuit and black. The background is mottled with the same colours; and the borders are green with an incised scroll under the lip. Inside and under the base unglazed.

Provenance
Purchased by Lever from Duveen Brothers, 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. 14.