Glass brush-pot of tall cylindrical form with flat base. The brush pot is thick milky-white opaque glass. There is a group of the seven sages and two servants, where four of the sages are seated with one servant looking on holding 'lingzhi' plants, in mixed enamel on the exterior.
- Made in: BeijingZaobanchu (Forbidden City)
- (Asia,China,Beijing (municipality),Beijing (city))
- Height: 10.2 centimetres
- Diameter: 7.5 centimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationQianlong nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qianlong reign
Inscription CommentFour-character Qianlong mark incised within a double square on the base, possibly originally filled in with blue green enamel
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
Brush pot with a group of five wise men with three students.
Jesuit missionaries residing within the Forbidden City brought with them Western technologies such as enamelling glass. The brush pot has a four-character Qianlong mark incised within a double square on the base, possibly originally filled in with blue green enamel.
Forbidden City, Beijing北京故宫
Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795
Margaret Medley 1975 records: From the Ezekiel Collection. PDF card: Hippisley Collection. Ezekiel Collection.
Porcelain brush-pot of tall cylindrical form with flat base. Thick milky-white opaque glass decorated in delicate mixed enamels with a group of the seven sages and two servants; four of the sages are seated with one servant looking on holding 'lingzhi' plants.
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Object reference number: RRC39185
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