Chinese collection

Item LL 6216
View of back of plate of item LL 6216

Accession no: LL 6216
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Plate
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: D. 45.7 cm; H. 4.5 cm

Description: Dish, with flat rim and convex centre. In the centre, ladies on a balcony over a lake trailing a basket in the water. In the spaces, landscape with prunus, bamboo, and plantain trees. Clouds above, with sun, moon, and constellations. In the border, four scenes with ladies in garden surroundings, and, in one case, picking lotuses in a boat on a lake. The views are separated by rocks. On the reverse, the Eight Buddhist Emblems and a border of stiff leaves.

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. 8, No. 34. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 217.