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.

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.

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.