Accession no: LL 6801
Object type: Ceramic
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 28.3 cm, DB. 17.6 cm
Description: Ewer, one of a pair (to LL 6149), with pear-shaped body flattened on the two faces; slender neck, and spreading mouth and foot; high handle and spout. On the sides, rockery and flowering peonies and chrysanthemums, with scattered sprays of flowers in the spaces. Borders of vandyke pattern with reserved blossoms. Cloud forms on the handle and spout.
Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. (James Orrock's label) This ewer might have been owned by Dante Rossetti, see, National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 3.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 210;