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Porcelain brush-rest in the form of a series of peaked mountains on semi-circular base. Underglaze blue with naturalistically defined individual peaks and an applied relief scene at the back of a man trapped on a rock in rough sea, being rescued by two men in a boat.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 80 millimetres
- Width: 172 millimetres
- Depth: 35 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Mountain-shaped brush rest
This thickly-potted brush rest is in the form of a semi-circular mountain range with five main peaks. On one side is a figure scene showing a man on a rock surrounded by breaking waves. He is being approached by two men in a boat. The peaks are outlined in a failed underglaze copper-red and the remainder with shades of underglaze cobalt-blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1600
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Object reference number: RRC39910
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