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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 1522–1620

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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

    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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