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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.183

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-17thC (to discuss further)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 millimetres
    • Width: 109 millimetres
    • Depth: 109 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 183

    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
    China 中國
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1522–1620PDF 183

    白釉荷花花卉紋方碟


    自晚明至清,江西景德鎮、福建漳州及其他一些南方窯口的陶工都仿燒定窯器物。此定窯風格碟器壁出筋,內部飾印花包括荷花在內的花卉紋。荷花在中國被視為純潔的象徵。


    生燒瓷器,模印花,透明釉
    中國
    明代,約1522-1620年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 82 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.23, no.60 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.44, no.99 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.183

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.

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