Description This example of a tangluo xi or gong-shaped brush washer is covered with a peach bloom glaze on the outside and a white glaze inside. Its glaze is a muted red peach bloom with subtle mottling. The shallow brush bath has a compressed rounded body and wide inverted mouth. The finest of peach bloom wares date to the latter half of the Kangxi reign (1662-1722), produced at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. The glaze's delicate modulation of color suited its application on sets of petite porcelains for the scholar's writing table, including small flower vases, brush washers, and boxes for seal paste.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Reign Mark] In blue underglaze: da qing kang xi nian zhi
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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