Guangdong stoneware brush-washer in form of flower with four large and four small lobes, four short feet, and a lizard in relief on the underside. The brush-washer has a buff body and green-grey glaze with some crazing. There is an impressed oval seal on the base. The base is glazed and the base of the feet unglazed.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Width: 176 millimetres
- Depth: 156 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Leaf-shaped brush washer with a lizard on the back
Like other successful ceramic-producing centres, Shiwan is too hilly for a flourishing farming industry, but has plentiful supplies of wood to fuel the kilns and is close to a network of rivers for easy transportation of finished goods. This brush washer is an amusing item for the scholar’s desk.
Stoneware grey-green 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 to Republican Period, about AD 1800–1949
Guangdong stoneware Brush-washer in form of flower with four large and four small lobes and four short feet. Impressed oval seal on base with spotted lizard in relief. Buff body covered in green-grey glaze with some crazing. Base glazed and bases of feet unglazed.
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