What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.55

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware square brush-washer. The brush-washer has a brown body and dark grey glaze with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Where exposed, the body is reddish. There are four small, round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25 millimetres
    • Width: 74 millimetres
    • Depth: 73 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th-16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A55

    Square brush washer with guan-type glaze


    This square brush washer is covered with a crackled celadon glaze. Its form while common in the Qing period, was unknown in the Southern Song era. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou (see case 54).


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-ware type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1999 p.66, no.A55 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 pp 36-37, no.A55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: Acquired from Spinks 31/8/36.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.55

Square Guan-type stoneware brush-washer. Brown body covered with dark grey glaze  with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Base glazed, with four small, round spur marks. Body reddish where exposed.

Square Guan-type stoneware brush-washer. Brown body covered with dark grey glaze with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Base glazed, with four small, round spur marks. Body reddish where exposed.

Copyright SOAS All rights reserved

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRC39451

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.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...