Chinese collection

Item LL 76

Accession no: LL 76
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Brush pot with stand
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 28 cm, D. 18 cm (with stand)

Description: Brush pot, cylindrical body, painted on the outside in famille verte enamels with touches of gilding. Design, a pleasure-garden with rocks, pavilion, stream with ducks, bridge, groups of persons engaged in literary amusements and children playing by the stream. On underside an unglazed ring with sunk medallion in centre. Black wood stand.

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

Literature
E. Gorer, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Chinese Porcelains formed by Richard Bennett, Esq. Thornby Hall, Northampton, London, 1911, p. 35, No. 205. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 444.