Chinese collection

Item LL 6672

Accession no: LL 6672
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wall vase in pear-shape
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 15.2 cm, W. 6.5 cm

Description: Vase, pear-shaped, one of a pair (to LL 6673), with globular body and tall cylindrical neck. Painted with enamels on the biscuit - green, yellow, aubergine, and white. On the body, a ground of wave and plum blossom pattern in green, broken by four panels, edged with wave-crests, in which are dragons pursuing pearls. Along the base are formal rocks, and in the wave pattern are floating symbols. On the neck are the Eight Immortals in clouds.

S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 30, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £21 (for LL 6672 & LL 6673); 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.335.