Chinese collection

Item LL 6694

Accession no: LL 6694
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Lantern
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 22. cm

Description: Lantern, hexagonal, with low stand and high box-shaped cover with open-work sides and top. Enamelled on the biscuit with various brocade patterns. On the top, fish-roe ground with lotus scrolls in colour. On the sides, trellised borders broken by rosettes; and on the perforations, fish-roe grounds scattered with 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. 56, No. 290. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 348.