MFE 13 An aubergine-glazed brushrest


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Kangxi period (1662-1722)

The crescent-form brushrest is in the shape of five mountain peaks and covered in a deep lustrous aubergine glaze stopping irregularly above the base. The base is unglazed.
13 cm wide

A brushrest is used for brushes which are temporary not in use and laid between three or five mountain peaks, although many other shapes are possible. The peaks represent the 'Five Sacred Mountains of China'.
 

 

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