Chinese collection

Item LL 6729
detail of base of vase of item LL 6729

Accession no: LL 6729
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Beaker
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 59.2 cm, W. 27.5 cm (with stand)

Description: Beaker, of square form with bulb on stem, spreading mouth and base; decorated in famille verte enamels in a lustrous (?) black ground. On the bulb are rocks and flowering plants. On the neck are lotus, chrysanthemum. prunus, and magnolia; and on the stem are the flowers of the four seasons. Border of green lozenge fret below the mouth, and hatched pattern above the base. Scroll border on the lip.

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. 323 R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 378.