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Brush washer with lotus

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with incised decoration and celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.156.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219
This is a rare example of a work produced at the prolific Longquan kilns for domestic, specifically scholarly, use. Exported for over five hundred years, Longquan wares have been found in Japan, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world, and Europe.
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