Chinese collection

Item LL 9301
mark on base of vase of item LL 9301

Accession no: LL 9301
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Vase
Materials: Coloured glass
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty; Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 29.1 cm, DB. 14.2 cm

Description: Vase, with ovoid body, baluster stem, and spreading foot. Gourd-shaped shoulder, with high neck and trumpet-shaped mouth. Made of glass of various colours, with ornaments carved in low relief. The foot is dark jade-green, with a band of leaf-shaped ornaments. On the stem is a yellow band with key fret pattern and a dark red band with ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') pattern. The sides are milk-white, with bronze designs of archaic scrolls; above which is a band of stiff scroll design in pink on white ground. The bulb of the shoulder is milk-white with archaic designs, above which is a band of archaic dragons and fungus in deep ruby-red on white. At the base of the neck are bands of white and yellow with key fret and ju-i patterns; and the neck is a clouded red with a band of stiff leaves, and a border of blue. Carved ivory stand. Qianlong mark incised in four characters under the base.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 18 March 1918, lot 446. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £57.15s; by whom gifted the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Procelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford. Ltd., 1928, No.826