Porcelain ink-palette in the form of a lotus leaf on a carved wooden holder with two holes. The ink-palette has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are leaf viens and stem incised on the interior and exterior. There are six tiny spur marks on the base.
- Height: 16 millimetres
- Width: 80 millimetres
- Depth: 70 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Ink palette in the form of a lotus leaf
This object was used for shaping the tip of a calligraphy brush into a point, removing excess ink. It is very finely potted and incredibly light.
Porcelain with incised decoration and blue-tinged glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
White porcelain ink-palette in the form of a lotus leaf with incised lines, front and back, of the leaf veins and stem. Covered with blue-toned glaze. Six tiny spur marks on base. Rests on carved wooden holder with two holes.
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Object reference number: RRC39300
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