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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.81

  • Description

    Guangdong stoneware brush-washer in form of lotus leaf with five everted lobes. The brish-washer has a grey-brown body and thick duck egg blue glaze with fine crackle stained grey. There are three large, square spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36 millimetres
    • Width: 94 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A81

    Brush-washer in the form of a lotus leaf


    Shiwan dragon kilns made four main classes of products in the Qing: mass-produced industrial ceramics, including architectural ceramics and garden furniture; utilitarian table wares crafted by artisans (such as this lotus leaf-shaped brush washer; ritual vessels for altars in domestic settings and public temples; and elaborately sculpted ceramic figures fashioned by skilled craftsmen.


    Stoneware with blue jun-type glaze
    Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware 石灣窯
    Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
    Qing dynasty or Republican period, AD 1800–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1999 p.72, no.A81 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 pp 41-42, no.A81 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.81

Guangdong ware water vessel in form of lotus leaf with five everted lobes. Stoneware grey-brown body covered in thick duck egg blue glaze with fine crackle stained grey. Base glazed with three large, square spur marks.

Guangdong ware water vessel in form of lotus leaf with five everted lobes. Stoneware grey-brown body covered in thick duck egg blue glaze with fine crackle stained grey. Base glazed with three large, square spur marks.

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