Description Water pots for washing brushes of this shape are named for their resemblance to a beehive or a dome-shaped chicken-coop (with a small opening on the top for feeding chicks). This washer has a wide round foot, a domed body, and a short and narrow neck forming a small round opening at the top. A carved wooden stand also accompanies this vessel. Lightly etched in low under-glaze relief are three equidistant medallions replicating archaic jade motifs of highly stylized dragons. The grayish porcelain is covered with translucent white glaze.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Reign mark] in underglaze blue: da qing kang xi nian zhi
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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