Accession no: LL 6733
Object type: Ceramic
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1622-1722 AD) or 19th Century
Measurements: H. 50 cm, DB. 22 cm (with stand)
Description: Vase with baluster body, high shoulders, slightly contracted neck, spreading mouth and base. Painted in famille verte enamels in a composite black ground with two four-clawed dragons pursuing pearls among flowers and cloud scrolls. One of the dragons is full-faced.
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 61, No. 317.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 381.