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Guangdong stoneware brush-shaper in form of flattened half peach with twig, two leaves, three small feet, centre divided horizontally with raised ridge, and carved and stained wooden stand with branches, leaves and seed pods. The ink palette has a dark body and lavender glaze. Base glazed with three small spur marks visible.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 21 millimetres
- Width: 99 millimetres
- Depth: 72 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Peach shaped ink-palette
This vessel is in the form of halved peach with twig and two leaves. It rests on three small feet. It is covered with a jun-style lavender glaze. It was used by a calligrapher for shaping the tip of his or her brush to a point and removing excess ink.
Porcelain with blue glaze and hard stained wood stand
Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
Guangdong stoneware ink palette in form of flattened half peach with twig and two leaves and three small feet. Centre divided horizontally with raised ridge. Dark body covered with lavender glaze. Base glazed with three small spur marks visible. Carved stand from stained wood with branches, leaves and seed pods.
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Object reference number: RRC39682
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