Chinese collection

Item LL 6666
Pair of figures - LL 6665 and LL 6666

Accession no: LL 6666
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Water dropper in the form of a sitting hen
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: DB. 15.9 cm

Description: Water dropper, one of a pair (to LL 6665), in the form a sitting hen with chickens beside her. Cover formed of a lotus leaf on which is a chicken. The beak is open to allow the water to pour out, and the tail is curled round to form a handle. Porcelain with colour glazes - brownish yellow on the body and feathers picked out with green, aubergine, and black.

S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 41. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £44.2s; by whom gifted 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. 315.