Chinese collection

Item LL 6807

Accession no: LL 6807
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Flowerpot with stand
Materials: Stoneware with lavender-blue glaze
Place made: Henan province, China
Date made: Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD)
Measurements: H. 23.4 cm, DB. 30.1 cm

Description: Flowerpot with five circular drainage holes. Light-grey stoneware with lavender-blue glaze showing 'earthworm tracks' and with brownish traces on the rim.

Variations of flowerpots constitute the majority of jun wares, which were made near Linru County in the province of Henan at the Jun kilns of Yuxian County during the Northern Song Dynasty.

Provenance
Formerly in the Adolphe Grasjean collection; purchased by the Trustees from Frank Partridge's special exhibition of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, 1933, £1000, for the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Inventory file No. LC 23. Invoice 9 August 1933.

Exhibited
Illustrated Catalogue of an exhibition of old Chinese Porcelain, Summer 1933, No. 111.

Literature
Liverpool Post and Mercury, 16 August, 1933.