Chinese collection

Item LL 6689
marks and labels on base of vase of item LL 6689

Accession no: LL 6689
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 49.5 cm

Description: Square vase with straight sides, slightly tapering, flattened shoulders, and cylindrical neck with slightly spreading mouth. On the sides and neck are designs painted in famille verte enamels on the biscuit. On the sides, rockery, peony, chrysanthemum, peach, and lotus designs in a green ground. On the shoulder, lily sprays; and on the neck, rockery, peach, and birds. Apocryphal mark of the Chenghua period in blue in a sunk panel but of a later date.

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

E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 64, No. 329. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 354.