Chinese collection

Item LL 6724
detail of mark on base of vase of item LL 6724

Accession no: LL 6724
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 49 cm, W. 20.5 cm

Description: Square vase with straight sides, slightly tapering downwards, flat shoulders, rounded at the angles, and straight neck with flaring mouth. On the sides are flowers of the four seasons - lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, and prunus - in famille verte enamels in a composite black ground. On the shoulders, lotus plants; and on the neck, rock and flowering plants and bird. Border of vandyke pattern. Neck restored. Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) in six characters in blue in a square sunk panel, but the vase is of Kangxi date.

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. 62, No. 322. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 375.