Ding-type porcelain square brush-washer, with eight-lobed sides and a copper-bound rim. Creamy white. There are lotus flowers and leaves moulded in the centre, with a floral scroll on the rim.
- 16thC-17thC (to discuss further)
- Made in: China
- Height: 27 millimetres
- Width: 109 millimetres
- Depth: 109 millimetres
Published PDF date : 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Square dish with lotus and other plants
Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This Ding-type brush-washer has lobed sides and inside it has a moulded design of flowers and lotus plants – lotus are a symbol of purity in China.
Underfired porcelain with moulded decoration and a transparent glaze
Ming dynasty, about AD 1522–1620
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Object reference number: RRC38601
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