Porcelain brush-washer of T-shape. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl in red and green enamel on the interior, and fungus scroll on interior and exterior walls. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 23 millimetres
- Width: 85 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Wanli mark written vertically in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Wucai brush washer
Potters decorated this brush-washer in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, and green. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl in red and green enamel inside, and lingzhi (longevity fungus) scroll on the interior and exterior walls. The base carries an underglaze blue Wanli reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain T-shaped Brush-washer. Red and green enamel decorations. Two dragons chasing a flaming pearl on inside, fungus scroll on interior and exterior walls. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39073
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