Chinese collection

Item LL 6677

Accession no: LL 6677
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Lion on plinth
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 31.8 cm

Description: Lion, one of a pair (to LL 6676), seating on rectangular plinth, has a ball of brocade revolving on a spindle under his fore-paw; the eyes movable. Porcelain, enamelled on the biscuit with pale green body and details in aubergine, yellow, etc. Its hair picked out with yellow, and on the forehead is a medallion with the character 'Wang' (King). On the plinth is design of archaic dragons and cranes. The ball of brocade is pierced in open work.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 43, No. 240. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 343.