Porcelain ink palette in the form of a curling ribbon holding a spray of lotus flowers, pods and leaf, all modelled on the back as well as the front. The ink palette has creamy glaze.
- Height: 11 millimetres
- Width: 79 millimetres
- Depth: 72 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
A brush shaper is used to remove excess water from the tip of a calligraphy brush and to shape it into a point for the best writing. This porcelain example is in the form of a lotus bouquet. Lotuses are an emblem of purity.
Porcelain with transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
Object reference number: RRC38826