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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 160 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in yellow enamel on the coffee-brown glazed base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
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
On display: G95/dc26/sh3
PDF card: Acquired in Nov. 1923 from Yamanaka
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39620
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.