Cylindrical porcelain brush-pot. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with scene showing figures and horse in a landscape. A gentleman holding a branch speaks to a courier; another attendant waits with luggage by the horse. Long poetic inscription above rocks. Rim painted dark brown. There is another inscription on the base.
- 1661 (dated)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 91 millimetres
- Diameter: 92 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription Transliterationgengzi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the gengzi year [AD 1661]
Published PDF date : Qing Shunzhi 1644-1661Room 95 label text:
Brush pot with figures and inscription
This brush pot is painted with figures and a long inscription. On the base is a dated inscription which reads 庚子年製 (gengzi nian zhi ‘made in the gengzi year [AD 1661)
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period, dated equivalent to AD1661
Cylindrical porcelain brush-pot. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with scene showing figures and horse in a landscape. A gentleman holding a prunus sprig speaks to a courier; another attendant waits with luggage by the horse. Long poetic inscription above rocks. Rim painted dark brown. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39922
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