Chinese collection

Item LL 6744
rear view of vase of item LL 6744
detail of mark on base of vase of item LL 6744

Accession no: LL 6744
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Late 19th Century
Measurements: H. 70 cm, W. 25.5 cm (with stand)

Description: Square vase with straight sides, slightly tapering downwards, flat shoulders, rounded at the angles, and slender neck and spreading mouth. On the sides are four mountain landscapes with water, pavilions, etc., in green, yellow and aubergine, and white in a composite black ground. On the neck are rocks and flowering plants. Apocryphal mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) in six characters in blue in a square sunk panel, but the vase is probably of late 19th century.

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. 60, No. 313. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 373.