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Brush pot

Brush pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    first half of 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, incised, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:

    C.58-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 3

Physical description

Brush pot of drum-shaped, with three round and one oblong holes on the top and a small hole in the centre of a raised disc. Porcelain with coloured glazes. On the sides is a sunk belt of lotus scrolls incised and washed with aubergine, and neutral glazes on a turquoise ground; bordered by bands of violet-purple with a ring of studs on each. The top is violet-purple and turquoise and the base is yellow.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

first half of 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, incised, glazed

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming nian zhi' incised in a double ring
Made in the great Ming dynasty

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.1 cm

Descriptive line

Brush pot, porcelain with coloured glazes, China, Ming dynasty, first half of 16th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Glazed; Incised

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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