Chinese collection

Item LL 6762
LL 6761 with LL 6762

Accession no: LL 6762
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Globe-shaped lantern with stand
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 31.5 cm, DB. 19 cm

Description: Globe-shaped lanterns, one of a pair (to LL 6761); egg-shell porcelain, delicately painted in mixed famille rose and famille verte enamels. On the sides are two heart-shaped reserves with flowering plants and butterflies; and between them, a panel formed by four bats enclosing designs of flowering shrubs and birds. In the spaces are floral sprays and butterflies. On the shoulder, a band of ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') shaped lappets edged with green and painted with floral designs and butterflies in colours in a blue ground. Brocade borders of quatrefoil pattern interrupted by red flowers and medallions with insects. The lantern is fitted with a lacquered wooden collar with cloud-scroll edges and a black wood stand of lotus design.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 539.