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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.842

  • Description

    Porcelain brush-pot of cylindrical form. Decorated in 'famille verte' palette enamels, iron red and overglaze blue with a garden scene with terrace, rock and pine tree, and Fuxing, Luxing and Shouing, the Three Star Gods.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 132 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A842

    Brush-pot with the Three Star Gods


    Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours. The three star gods seen here are the Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. The God of Emolument is signified by an official hat, the God of Longevity with a high forehead and long beard, and the God of Happiness with a green robe. The gods are examining a painting attended by a boy.


    Porcelain with overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Scott 1991 p. 58, no.A842 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.118, Fig.5 (detail) bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.39, no.A842 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc32/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.842

Porcelain brush-pot of cylindrical form. Decorated in 'famille verte' enamels, iron red and overglaze blue with a garden scene with terrace, rock and pine tree, and the Daoist Triad, Fu, Lu and Shou, the Three Star Gods.

Porcelain brush-pot of cylindrical form. Decorated in 'famille verte' enamels, iron red and overglaze blue with a garden scene with terrace, rock and pine tree, and the Daoist Triad, Fu, Lu and Shou, the Three Star Gods.

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