Chinese collection

Item LL 86

Accession no: LL 86
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Sprinkler
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 18.3 cm, DB. 9.7 cm

Description: Sprinkler, one of a pair (to LL 85), in the form of pear-shaped, with slender neck and slightly spreading mouth. Painted in brilliant blue. Round the body are three leaf-shaped medallions linked together, with lotus scrolls in white in marbled blue ground. Leaf-shaped pendants between. On the neck are similar medallions in a tessellated ground. Borders of lozenge diaper interrupted by medallions of blossoms.

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. 12, No. 55. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 149.