Chinese collection

Item LL 6710
side view of vase of item LL 6710

Accession no: LL 6710
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 48 cm, DB. 20.5 cm

Description: Vase with slender ovoid body, straight neck and spreading lip. Painted in famille verte enamels, with panels of various shapes - square, gourd, leaf, and pomegranate – on brocade ground of dotted green strewn with blossoms and butterflies. In two of them are landscapes with figures on a causeway, two others with dragons emerging from waves. In one a deer beside a pine tree; two others with storks flying over a pavilion which stands above waves; and another two with attendants of Hsi Wang Mu (Xi Wang Mu) ferrying two large peaches on a raft. On the shoulder, lozenge fret bands with four panels of emblems of the Four Elegant Accomplishments. On the neck, panels of landscape and flowering boughs. Hatched borders.

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 12 March 1920, £240; for Hulme Art Gallery; LLAG Invoice file No. 99.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 416.