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Brushwasher in the Form of a Leaf
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Brushwasher in the Form of a Leaf


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Description Brush-washers for removing excess ink are essential tools in the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy and painting. These functional objects were often made into beautiful works of art through exquisite design and the use of precious materials, such as porcelain, ivory, jade, and agate. This ceramic brush-washer, made in the form of a leaf, rests on a delicate ivory and wood base.
Exhibitions
  • The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
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
18th-19th century
Medium
glazed stoneware; stand: ivory, wood
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1212
Measurements
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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