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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.712

  • Description

    Porcelain Brush-washer with lobed sides. Covered with coffee-coloured glaze and decorated in yellow and black overglaze enamels. Cranes among clouds inside, and four flower and fruit sprays outside. Base glazed, with mark.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in yellow enamel on the coffee-brown glazed base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF A712

    Brush washer with cranes among clouds


    This brush washer is decorated with cranes among clouds, flower and fruit sprays in yellow enamel with black enamel details all on a coffee-coloured ground. The base carries a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Jiajing emperor.


    Porcelain with coffee-coloured glaze and yellow and black enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.27, no.64 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.53, no.A712 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006a pp 78-79, no. 30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc26/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired in Nov. 1923 from Yamanaka

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.712

Porcelain Brush-washer with lobed sides. Covered with coffee-coloured glaze and decorated in yellow and black overglaze enamels. Cranes among clouds inside, and four flower and fruit sprays outside. Base glazed, with mark.

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