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.
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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