Description This brush washer would have been placed on a scholar's desk. The shape of this brush washer is often referred to as a "beehive" due to its wide base and only slightly narrower mouth. The entire vessel is coated with a clear glaze. On opposite sides of the vessel there are two roses painted on the white background in a copper red underglaze. The leaves and stems of the roses are painted on with overglaze enamels.
- Imperial Chinese Treasures from the Walters Collection. 0.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Reign Mark] In blue underglaze: da qing kang xi nian zhi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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