Accession no: LL 6728
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. 55 cm, W. 21 cm (with stand)
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 rocks, lotus plants, chrysanthemum, peony, and pomegranate in blossom; in famille verte enamels in a composite black ground. On the shoulders are lotus scrolls, and on the neck flowering branches. Neck repaired. 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.
Bought from Frank Partridge, 5 March 1920, £2,500 (for LL 6726 & LL 6728); for Hulme Art Gallery; LLAG Invoice file No. 99.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 374.