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Brush washer with lotus

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
15th century
Stoneware with incised decoration and celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
Not on view
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.
[ Laiyuan & Company , until 1916; sold to MMA]
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