Accession no: LL 6774
Object type: Ceramic
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gilt decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 19.7 cm, DB. 10.9 cm
Description: Ovoid vase, one of a pair (to LL 6775), with ovoid bodies, and short, slightly contracted necks; egg-shell porcelain with orange-peel glaze. Painted in Mandarin style with two scroll-edged panels, surrounded by a brocade pattern of gilt floral scrolls, inset with four leaf and gourd-shaped reserves with floral sprays and insects in pink. In the panels, a shepherd seated outside a house and beautiful damsel standing before him: the composition of the group suggests European inspiration. Key fret borders gilt.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 538.