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Brush pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with carved decoration and painting in underglaze blue, red and celadon

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dame Ada MacNaghten

  • Museum number:

    FE.14-1970

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 1

Physical description

Brush pot, porcelain with carved decoration and painting in underglaze blue, red and celadon. Of plain cylindrical shape, with flat base having a broad unglazed ring surrounding a shallow glazed depression in the centre, on which the mark is written. Round the outside is a design with a qilin, tiger, and another animal depicted in a landscape with lingzhi fungus growing by a rock, and the moon among clouds. The inside is plain.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with carved decoration and painting in underglaze blue, red and celadon

Marks and inscriptions

An artemisia leaf in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 15.3 cm, Diameter: 18.8 cm

Descriptive line

Brush pot, porcelain with carved decoration and painting in underglaze blue, red and celadon; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain; Celadon

Techniques

Blue and white and red; Carved

Subjects depicted

Qilin; Tiger; Magic fungus

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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