Chinese collection

Item LL 69

Accession no: LL 69
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Stand
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: D. 22.2 cm

Description: Circular stand with six cloud-scroll feet and pierced sides. Enamelled on the biscuit in green, yellow, aubergine, and white, with touches of violet-blue. On the top is a panel with rocks, flowering, prunus and birds in a pale green ground. Border of trellis and lozenge diapers, broken by ju-i heads and panels with peaches, pomegranates, and citrons (symbolising the Three Abundances, namely, Years, Happiness, and Sons). On the side are various formal patterns in green and aubergine grounds.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 346.