Chinese collection

Item LL 6703
side view of vase of item LL 6703
detail of mark on base of vase of item LL 6703

Accession no: LL 6703
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1772 AD)
Measurements: H. 69.1 cm, DB. 30 cm

Description: Vase, with baluster body, high shoulders, straight neck with flaring mouth, and spreading base. Painted in famille verte enamels with scenes in the Taoist paradise, a group of genii and fairies, including Hsi Wang Mu with her phoenix, and the God of Long Life with his deer, the Eight Immortals, and the Twin Genii of Union and Harmony. On the neck, three star-gods, of Long Life, Happiness, and Rank, with attendants, stork and deer. Band of lozenge diaper at base of neck. Mark of the period in six characters.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy Collection; his sale, Christie, 21 June 1916, lot 117, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £220.10.0; for Hulme Hall; LLAG Invoice file No. 66.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 419.