Chinese collection

Item LL 79

Accession no: LL 79
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Pagoda 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. 38.8 cm (with stand)

Description: Model of a pagoda with seven stories with tiled roofs. On each story the doors are alternatively open and closed. Porcelain, enamelled on the biscuit: the brickwork is green; the doors and tiles aubergine; and the balcony railing yellow. The floors are in unglazed biscuit. Carved wooden 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. 63, No. 326. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 350.