Chinese collection

Item LL 6700
detail from side of pot of item LL 6700
detail from side of pot of item LL 6700
detail from side of pot of item LL 6700
detail from side of pot of item LL 6700

Accession no: LL 6700
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Brush pot
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 16 cm, D. 21 cm

Description: Brush pot, cylindrical body, with four medallions painted in famille verte enamels with scenes from romance and folklore; in one is the story of the Spinning Maiden meeting the Ox-herd. The background incised with key fret pattern, and coloured yellow. On underside a sunk medallion in centre.

The myth of the Spinning Maiden who crosses the Milky Way once a year to visit her lover, the Ox-herd, is a romance of the stars.

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 24 January 1918, £50; for the Hill; LLAG Invoice file No. 87.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 445.