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Brush pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 5

Physical description

Porcelain brush pot, cylindrical, painted in underglaze blue with scenes representing the elegant accomplishments of the Chinese scholar. One group watches an artist painting, while a visitor arrives accompanied by a boy bearing a bundle of scrolls; a second party watches a game of chess; a third is listening to a performance on the lute, while a visitor arrives with an attendant carrying his lute.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue


Height: 14.9 cm, Diameter: 18.1 cm

Descriptive line

Brush pot, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note



Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed; Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Qin (long zithers); Chess; Scrolls; Figures


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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