Chinese collection

Item LL 74
alternative view of item LL 74
alternative view of item LL 74
label on bottom of item LL 74

Accession no: LL 74
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Rouleau vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 43.5 cm, DB. 20 cm

Description: Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6745), of rouleau form, with straight neck and spreading lip; painted in famille verte enamels with a design of prunus, pine and bamboo twisted into the forms of the Chinese characters shou, fu and lu (Longevity, Happiness and Rank) on a ground of chrysanthemum scrollwork. On the shoulders, four medallions with seal characters, on netted ground, broken by chrysanthemum flowers. On the neck, floral scroll with large red blossoms; borders of key fret, curled scrolls, ju-i (ruyi 'as-you-wish') heads, washed over with green. Slight raised rib on neck.

Exhibited
The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, organised by The Arts Council of Great Britian and the Oriental Ceramic Society, 26 May - 2 July 1964, London: The Arts Council Gallery.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 422. Arts Council Catalogue, 1964, No. 172.