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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.18

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware flower-shaped brush-washer with eight-lobed rim. The brush-washer has a dark grey body and thick grey glaze with close crackle stained black. There are six small spur marks on the base, which is glazed, as is the foot-rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35 millimetres
    • Diameter: 112 millimetres
    • Diameter: 60 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th-15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A18

    Brush-washer with guan-type glaze


    官 (guan ‘official’) celadon glaze was invented in the Southern Song dynasty (AD 1127–1279) and much copied in later dynasties.


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, AD 1368–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.28, no.A18 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.54, no.A18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.18

Guan-type stoneware flower-shaped brush-washer with eight-lobed rim. Dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with close crackle stained black. Base and foot glazed, with six small spur marks on base.

Guan-type stoneware flower-shaped brush-washer with eight-lobed rim. Dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with close crackle stained black. Base and foot glazed, with six small spur marks on base.

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