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Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations.

Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port Sunlight on Merseyside. A Great Edwardian Collector and Builder. Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Furniture, Architecture. 12 April - 25 May 1980, London: Royal Academy of Arts.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 17

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Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 37.5 cm, DB. 60.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 27. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ewer, bottle-shaped, with slender neck, lip spout, and long handle. Painted in blue of slightly violet tone. On one bottle, landscape and river; Chiang Tzu-ya seated fishing, and approaching behind him a grandee with attendants who has arrived in a two-wheeled carriage. On the neck, tulip designs and symbols. Borders of floral scrolls and stiff leaves.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 24. M. Medley, “Chinese Art in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight”. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Vol. 44 (1979-1980), 1981, p. 5, Plate 3-4.

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Beaker Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 54.5 cm, DB. 20.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 100. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cylindrical jar with flattened dome-shaped cover, which belongs to a set of five (with three jars, LL 96, LL 97 & LL 98; and two beakers, LL 99 & LL 100). Decorated in white on blue with the design known as the Rose and Ticket pattern, consisting of roses and foliage bordered by leaf-shaped lappets with stiff floral designs. On the shoulders, oval medallions alternatively plain (resembling tickets) and painted with two blossoms. Vandyke and floral scroll borders. Under the base, an empty double ring.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 42

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Beaker Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 53 cm, D. 25.1 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 101. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

.Beaker with bulbous stem, slightly spreading base, and flaring mouth. On the bulb are four panels with European ladies, three in gardens - one on a swing - and one in an interior. On the neck are four ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') shaped pendants, painted with fruit and foliage in white on a blue ground, the edges moulded in light relief; between them are ju-i designs; and below, floral scrolls. On the lower part are lightly moulded leaf-shaped panels with floral scrolls. Borders of hatched vandyke pattern.

An early and interesting example of European designs copied on porcelain by a Chinese painter. The costumes suggest a date about 1700.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 144.

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Double gourd vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 19.9 cm, DB. 12.4 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6009. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6010), of double gourd shape, painted in dark blue with lotus scroll. Border of hatched vandyke pattern.

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Double gourd vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 21.1 cm, DB. 12.7 cm.. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6010. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6009), of double gourd shape, painted in dark blue with lotus scroll. Border of hatched vandyke pattern.

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Provenance: Purchased by Lever from Duveen Brothers of Old Bond Street, London, 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. 216.

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Beaker Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 16.8 cm, D. 9.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6011. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Beaker, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Beaker Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 16.7 cm, D. 9.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6012. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Beaker, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 21.1 cm, DB. 10.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6013. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Jar, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2.7 cm, D. 4.8 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6014.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cover of jar, which belongs to a set of five ( with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 ( cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 ( cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers. Patterns similar to those of No. 55, but with symbols in the border.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 21.8 cm, DB. 11 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6015.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Jar, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar cover to LL 6015. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2.7 cm, D. 4.8 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6016.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cover of jar, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013, LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 20.3 cm, DB. 10.3 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6017.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Jar, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013. LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Jar cover to LL 6015. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2.8 cm, D. 4.6 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6018.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cover of jar, which belongs to a set of five (with two beakers, LL 6011 & LL 6012 with straight sides and slightly spreading base and mouth; and three jars, LL 6013. LL 6014 (cover to LL 6013), LL 6015, LL 6016 (cover to LL 6015), LL 6017 & LL 6018 (cover to LL 6017) with slender ovoid bodies, short straight necks, and cap covers.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 201.

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Square canister. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 24.5 cm, W. 9.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6019.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Square canister, one of a pair (to LL 6021), with straight side, rounded shoulder, small neck, and cap cover. On two sides, landscapes with water and hills; on the others, growing flowers - lotus and peony - with birds.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 214.

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Cover for LL 6019. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2.9 cm, D. 4 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6020.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 214.

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Square canister. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 24.7 cm, W. 9.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6021.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Square canister, one of a pair (to LL 6019), with straight side, rounded shoulder, small neck, and cap cover. On two sides, landscapes with water and hills; on the others, growing flowers - lotus and peony - with birds.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 214. Square canister, one of a pair (to LL 6019), with straight side, rounded shoulder, small neck, and cap cover. On two sides, landscapes with water and hills; on the others, growing flowers - lotus and peony - with birds.

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Cover for LL 6021. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2.3 cm, D. 4 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6022.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 214.

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Cylindrical vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 28.7 cm, DB. 11.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6023.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cylindrical vase with short neck. Round the centre is a band containing dragons holding sprays of sacred fungus in white on a marbled blue background. Underneath this is a band containing a geometrical design in blue on white. Empty double ring under base.

Provenance: Richard Bennett collection; his sale, 1911, purchased by Edgar Gorer for Lever; 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. 9, No. 36. R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 37

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Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 26.4 cm, DB. 18.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6024.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ewer with flask-shaped body, spreading foot, octagonal neck contracted in the middle, and cup-shaped mouth. Handle attached to the neck with a wide collar; and long spout. On the sides are two medallions with landscapes - in one, a pagoda; in the other flowering fruit trees of swastika fret. On the neck, growing plants and shou (longevity) characters. Borders of stiff leaves and dentate pattern. Flowers, insects, and birds on the handle and spout.

Provenance; Purchased by Lever from James Orrock between 1903 and 1912, 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. 233.

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Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 23.8 cm, DB. 11.3 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6025.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6050), of slender oval form, with straight neck and dome-shaped cover (LL 6026). On the sides, a garden scene with rocks and plantain trees. Two ladies seated at a table playing checkers, another approaching with a musical instrument. Rock and flowering plants on the neck. Mark, a leaf.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 195.

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Cover to LL 6025. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 4.5 cm, D. 6.8 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6025.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Dome-shaped cover of LL 6025.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 195.

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Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 26 cm (with cover), DB. 10.6 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6029.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6031), with slender ovoid body, high cylindrical stem and neck. Dome-shaped cover (LL 6030) with lion knob. On the sides, a garden scene with rockery and flowerpots and four tall ladies. Branches of flowers and fruit on the stem and cover.

Provenance: Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool, 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. 198.

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Cover to LL 6029. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 26 cm (with cover), DB. 10.6 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6030.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Dome-shaped cover with lion knob.

Provenance: Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool; 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. 198.

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Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 25.3 cm (with cover), DB. 11 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6031.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, one of a pair (to LL 6029), with slender ovoid body, high cylindrical stem and neck. Dome-shaped cover (LL 6032) with lion knob. On the sides, a garden scene with rockery and flowerpots and four tall ladies. Branches of flowers and fruit on the stem and cover.

Provenance: Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool; 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. 198.

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Cover to LL 6031. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 26 cm (with cover), DB. 10.6 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6032.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Dome-shaped cover with lion knob.

Provenance: Purchased by Lever from James Henry Duveen of Bold Street, Liverpool; 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. 198.

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Cylindrical vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 24.7 cm, DB. 10.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6032.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cylindrical vase with straight neck and spreading mouth; similar designs to LL 6023 and LL 6034.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 35.

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Cylindrical vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 24.7 cm, DB. 10.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6033.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cylindrical vase with straight neck and spreading mouth; similar designs to LL 6023 and LL 6033.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 35.

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Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 20.9 cm, DB. 19.4 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6035.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ewer, one of a pair (to LL 6036), of helmet shape with baluster stem, spreading foot, and scroll handle. On the sides, two mirror-shaped panels with monster heads with ring in mouth. Chrysanthemum scrolls between, and floral arabesques above. On the stem, stiff plantain leaves. Borders of flowers and hatched Vandyke pattern.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 200.

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Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 20.5 cm, DB. 19.2 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6036.  Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ewer, one of a pair (to LL 6035), of helmet shape with baluster stem, spreading foot, and scroll handle. On the sides, two mirror-shaped panels with monster heads with ring in mouth. Chrysanthemum scrolls between, and floral arabesques above. On the stem, stiff plantain leaves. Borders of flowers and hatched Vandyke pattern.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 200.

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Gourd vase and lid. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 34 cm (without stand), DB. 16.5 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD). LL 26. Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Vase, of double gourd shape with stopper, painted with a gourd vine in white shaded with blue on a marbled blue ground. This vase was made at a time when blue and white porcelain was out of fashion in China. Nevertheless, it displays a lively and imaginative sense of design, with the gourds in the decoration neatly echoing the overall form of the vase. The double-gourd shape is a traditional Chinese form not usually found in wares made for export, suggesting that this vase may have been intended for the domestic market. This shape has been long popular in porcelain, some particularly good examples being datable to the 16th century. In the Qianlong period (1736-1795), after a slight lapse in its popularity, it reappears in not only in blue and white but also in underglaze copper-red, a fine example being in the Rijksmuseum collection in Amsterdam.

Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port Sunlight on Merseyside. A Great Edwardian Collector and Builder. Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Furniture, Architecture. 12 April - 25 May 1980, London: Royal Academy of Arts.

Literature: R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 66.

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