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brush-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.657

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1661 (dated)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91 millimetres
    • Diameter: 92 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        庚子年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        gengzi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the gengzi year [AD 1661]
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Shunzhi 1644-1661Room 95 label text:

    PDF B657

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 57, no. 52 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.64, no.B657, pl.XIII bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 68-69, no.24 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 89-90, no.B657 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.657

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.

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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