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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.211

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware jar. The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a modelled figure of a man with reed hat and cape on one side of the rim, two modelled brown fish on a rock on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 121 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Beginning
      • Inscription Comment

        Character zhao (beginning) incised on base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 211

    Brush washer with figure


    Potters modelled this brush washer in the form of a jar with a narrow base and wide mouth. Leaning into the jar at the rim is the figure of a farmer dressed in a conical reed hat and wearing a leafy cape. Inside in the bottom of the jar balanced on a glazed rock are two fish painted in an iron-pigmented brown slip and fired. Inside on the base beneath the glaze is a Chinese character.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1997 p.22, no.211 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.36, no.111 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1977 records: From the Matsumoto Collection in Japan (1933).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.211

Longquan stoneware jar.  The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a modelled figure of a man with reed hat and cape on one side of the rim, two modelled brown fish on a rock inside. There is an inscription on the base.

Longquan stoneware jar. The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a modelled figure of a man with reed hat and cape on one side of the rim, two modelled brown fish on a rock inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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