Chinese collection

Item LL 9525

Accession no: LL 9525
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Figure of an Arhat
Materials: Smoky quartz
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 9.5 cm, W. 6.5 cm

Description: Seated figure of an Arhat nursing a "mongoose." In his left hand is a ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') sceptre.

Provenance
Jeffery Whitehead Collection; his sale, Christie's, 11 August, 1915, lot 745; purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 806.