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Brush-washer

Brush-washer

  • Credit Line:

    Wells Bequest

  • Museum number:

    1642-1882

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 49 []

Physical description

Brush-washer, melon form, chalcedony carved in relief externally with fruit and foliage. Accompanied with wooden stand

Descriptive line

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.

Labels and date

Brush-washer in melon form
Qing dynasty
1760-1800

Melons and gourds are popular symbols of fertility as they contain many seeds, which stand for children.

Carved chalcedony with wooden stand

Wells Bequest
Museum no. 1642-1882 [2009]

Subjects depicted

Melon

Categories

Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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