Chinese collection

Item LL 6693
base of item LL 6693

Accession no: LL 6693
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Beaker
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 38.7 cm

Description: Beaker of square form, one of a pair (to LL 6692), with bulb on stem and flaring mouth with flat rim. The sides are moulded with mirror-shaped panels in which are designs enamelled on the glaze. On the neck are various figure subjects in landscape setting. On the bulb are groups of vases, figures, and emblems; and on the stem are flowers of four seasons. The spaces are enamelled on the biscuit with diaper patterns and borders of ju-i heads and key fret. On the flat edge of the mouth is lozenge diaper broken by red plum blossoms.

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. 69, No. 342. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 349.