Chinese collection

Item LL 6741
detail of mark on base of vase of item LL 6741

Accession no: LL 6741
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD) or 19th Century
Measurements: H. 73 cm, DB. 27.5 cm

Description: Vase, of baluster form with high shoulders, tall cylindrical neck, with spreading mouth and base; decorated in famille verte enamels in a lustrous black ground. Design, a rock and flowering prunus tree with striped stem and flying birds. On the shoulder, a band of prunus design; and on the neck, design as on the body. Foot and mouth mounted in metal. Mouth cut down. Mark of Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD), but the vase is of Kangxi date.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 380.