Chinese collection

Item LL 6726
detail of mark on base of vase of item LL 6726

Accession no: LL 6726
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. 49.5 cm, W. 21 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 panels with the flowers of the four seasons - lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, and prunus. On the shoulders, lotus scrolls; and on the neck, magnolia and insects. Neck restored. Mark in blue under the base in a sunk panel, 'Bi Yu Tang Zhi' (Made at the Green Jade hall).

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 5 March 1920, £2,500 (for LL 6726 & LL 6728); 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. 377.