Yixing stoneware seal paste box moulded in form of five-petalled flower with raised s-shaped lines. The box has a dark brown body and bluish glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 70 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing KangxiRoom 95 label text:
Box with raised undulating lines and blue glaze
The box contained red seal paste made from finely ground cinnabar mineral mixed with castor oil and either silk strands or plant fibres. To print a signature or mark, the writer would press his or her seal into the paste and then stamp it on a piece of paper.
Porcelain with blue 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, about AD 1800–1900
Yixing ware seal paste box moulded in form of five-petalled flower with raised s-shaped lines. Dark brown stoneware body covered in bluish glaze inside and outside. Rim of foot unglazed and body reddish where exposed.
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Object reference number: RRC39671
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