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Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony
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Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony


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Description This brush washer was carved in the round, most likely with wooden tools or sandstone (drills, polishers) coated with mineral paste to break away the hard jade. It is in the shape of a peony, known as the "queen of flowers", and as a sign of wealth and distinction. White peopnies symbolize young girls who are wise and beautiful. The brush washer was used to clean paintbrushes and would have been placed on a desk with other writing instruments.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/31/1963Treatmentcleaned
6/15/1965Treatmentcleaned
7/07/1971Treatmentcleaned
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
16th-17th century
Medium
carved jade
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.278
Measurements
3 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (8 x 15.5 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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