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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 121 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription CommentCharacter zhao (beginning) incised on base
Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, AD 1600–1644
Margaret Medley 1977 records: From the Matsumoto Collection in Japan (1933).
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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Object reference number: RRC38628
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