Chinese collection

Item LL 95
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Accession no: LL 95
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square vase
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 48.1 cm, W. 13.8 cm, L. 13.8 cm

Description: Square vase, one of a pair (to LL 6217), with straight sides, slightly tapering downwards, flanged shoulders, rounded at the corners, and cylindrical neck with spreading rim. On the sides, designs of a rockery with flowering plants – peony, prunus, peach, etc., and birds – in brilliant famille verte enamels. On the shoulders, floral scrolls. On the neck, flowering chrysanthemum and lotus and butterflies, and a border with yellow blossoms in a dotted green ground. Base glazed.

Provenance
Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever, at the assessed valuation of £950; 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. 39, No. 219A. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 418. National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The Making of a Gallery - William Hesketh Lever, Collector & Builder, Guide One, Chinese Ceramics, Item No. 28.