Chinese collection

Item LL 6768

Accession no: LL 6768
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ball
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille rose style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Early 18th Century
Measurements: H. 9 cm

Description: Ball pierced in honeycomb open-work, and painted with famille rose enamels on the biscuit. The design consists of six circles, those on the sides enclosing rocks and flowering plants in a pierced ground, the spaces between being honeycombed; in the circles on the top and bottom are floral designs. The top is open in the centre and the bottom is pierced with a cash-shaped medallion. The circles are bordered with brocade patterns in green and pink with flowers reserved.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 540. C. J. A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: the Ming and Qing Dynasties, London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 1997, p. 175.