Chinese collection

Item LL 72

Accession no: LL 72
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 31 cm (with stand), DB 21.8 cm

Description: Jar, one of a pair (to LL 6108), known as 'ginger', 'prunus' or 'hawthorn' jar, decorated with white plum blossoms reserved on an ice crackle ground painted in different shades of underglaze blue. Evoking the dazzling plum blossoms of deep winter, the design often decorates covered jar used for storing new tea in the New Year.

Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, No. 1. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 43. M. Medley, “Chinese Art in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight”. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Vol. 44 (1979-1980), 1981, p.8, Plate 5.