Chinese collection

Item LL 6684
lid of green box of item LL 6684

Accession no: LL 6684
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Box containing model of house
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 13.9 cm

Description: Oblong rectangular box, inside of which is a model of a two-storied dwelling with staircase; the inhabitants missing. Outside enamelled on the biscuit with prunus, bird, and rock in a green ground. On the lid, a border of hatched vandyke pattern; and on the sides, flowering boughs in a green ground.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 28, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £46.4s; 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. 351.