Chinese collection

Item LL 6580

Accession no: LL 6580
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Model of an armchair
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 7.7 cm, W. 10.2 cm

Description: Model of an armchair; belongs to a set of funeral procession, 49 pieces. Earthenware, moulded and sculpted, with traces of blue paint in the style of Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD). The chair is for the use of members of the family of the deceased and will be carried by bearers with the aid of two poles. The sedan chair will be carried empty, and on its return will become the property of the heir.

Acquired by the 2nd Lord Leverhulme in 1937. Curator’s Report to the Trustees of June 1937 in the LLAG archives.