Chinese collection

Item LL 80

Accession no: LL 80
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Ovoid Jar
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 21.6 cm, DB. 12.5 cm

Description: Jar of slender oval form with cap cover, which belongs to a set of five (with three jars, LL 80, LL 81 & LL 82; and two beakers, LL 83 & LL 84), painted in brilliant blue. The major decoration consists of two panels with rockery and flowering plants and baskets of flowers; an upright band of quatrefoil pattern reserved in white in a blue ground between. Above and below, two ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') shaped panels with formal lotus flowers and foliage, and two leaf-shaped panels enclosing leaf symbols. Vandyke borders. Lotus designs on the covers of the jars.

Formerly in the James Orrock collection; 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, p. 9, No. 38. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 166.