Chinese collection

Item LL 6685

Accession no: LL 6685
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Kettle-shaped ewer
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 18.7 cm

Description: Kettle-shaped ewer with square body, high arched handle, and square straight neck and cover. On the sides are open-work panels with designs of deer, pine tree and stork, lotus flowers, and monkey seated on a rock. Decorated in famille verte enamels on the biscuit. Surrounding the panels are floral designs in colours in a green ground; green edges. Trellis pattern on the shoulders with panels of symbols; floral designs on the neck; and open-work of flowers and foliage on the cover. The spout is green and the handle brownish yellow.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 353.