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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.504

  • Description

    Porcelain brush-washer in the form of a clam shell with two small feet and whorls around narrow end. The brush-washer has blue glaze on the interior and dark greenish-grey on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC(late)-17thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 34 millimetres
    • Width: 114 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A504

    Model of a shell


    This brush washer is in the form of a shell. Inside it is glazed blue and outside is biscuit fired with tiny little molluscs applied.


    Porcelain with blue glaze and biscuit-fired decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.29, no.A504 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.30, no.A504 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.504

Coarsely modelled porcelain brush-washer in the form of a clam shell with two small feet and whorls around narrow end. Covered in blue glaze inside and dark greenish-grey outside.

Coarsely modelled porcelain brush-washer in the form of a clam shell with two small feet and whorls around narrow end. Covered in blue glaze inside and dark greenish-grey outside.

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