Chinese collection

Item LL 6759
pair of figures - LL 6758 and LL 6759

Accession no: LL 6759
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of Shou Xing
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille rose style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 63 cm, DB. 19 cm

Description: Figure of Shou Xing, one of a pair (to LL 6758), the God of Long Life, in a mandarin robe. Painted in famille rose enamels. The robe richly brocaded with formal patterns in grounds of red, pink, green, and blue. The hands restored. The head is removable. A hole at the back for offerings.

Bought from Frank Partridge, 14 August 1918, £300 (for a pair; LL 6758 & LL 6759), gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 544.