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Ding-type stoneware square brush-washer with eight-lobed sides. The brush-washer has cream glaze. There are four rams among clouds moulded in the centre, with key-fret on the interior wall and a wave-patterned border on the rim.
- Made in: China
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Width: 145 millimetres
- Depth: 145 millimetres
Published PDF date : 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Square brush-washer with four goat design
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. Inside it has a moulded design of four rams or goats among clouds. 三羊(san yang ‘three goats [or rams]’) is a popular New Year motif in China.
Underfired porcelain with moulded decoration and a transparent glaze
Ming dynasty, about AD 1522–1620
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Imperial Collection, Peking.
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Object reference number: RRC38529
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