Chinese collection

Item LL 6688

Accession no: LL 6688
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine 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. 14 cm

Description: Wine ewer, of kettle-shaped, with hexagonal body and high arched handle. Enamelled on the biscuit with panels of diaper patterns alternately green, yellow, and aubergine; broken on the sides by medallions with seal forms of the character Shou (longevity). On the spout are Shou characters and scrolls. Handle decorated with basket pattern in a yellow ground. Dome-shaped cover with knob.

Provenance
Mrs. Meridith collection; her sale, Christie's, 6 May 1919, lot 85, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £30; 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. 345.