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China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 49 
Brush-washer, melon form, chalcedony carved in relief externally with fruit and foliage. Accompanied with wooden stand
Brush-washer in melon form, carved chalcedony, China, Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Wilson, Ming. Chinese Jades. London: V&A Publications, 2004. p. 101, no. 98.
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Brush-washer in melon form
Melons and gourds are popular symbols of fertility as they contain many seeds, which stand for children.
Carved chalcedony with wooden stand
Museum no. 1642-1882 
East Asia Collection