Brush Washer

1279-1368 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Longquan brush washer with rounded sides and narrow spreading flat rim; thin, tapering foot. Stoneware with grey-green cleadon glaze, showing some broad crazing, rather neatly finished round the foot where it burns brown. Inside on the bottom are two fish addorsed in applied moulded relief. On the outside, carved with lotus petal pattern.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed stoneware with applied and carved decoration
Brief Description
Longquan ware. Brush washer, stoneware with two fish applied under celadon glaze, excavated in the Philippines, China, Yuan dynasty (1279-1936)
Physical Description
Longquan brush washer with rounded sides and narrow spreading flat rim; thin, tapering foot. Stoneware with grey-green cleadon glaze, showing some broad crazing, rather neatly finished round the foot where it burns brown. Inside on the bottom are two fish addorsed in applied moulded relief. On the outside, carved with lotus petal pattern.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.8cm
  • Diameter: 13.1cm
Styles
Credit line
Given by Sir John Addis, K.C.M.G.
Production
Label
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Locsin, Leandro Oriental ceramics discovered in the Philippines Rutland, Vt., C.E. Tuttle Co., 1967, Plates 53 and 56.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.49-1975

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record createdJanuary 8, 2009
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