Petite Lime Green Brush Washer

c. 1920
$288 USD
Make an Offer
H: 1.75" Dia: 4.25"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

Set beside the four treasures of the scholars' studio, brush washers were used by Qing-dynasty scholars to rinse ink from their calligraphy brushes. This shallow brush washer has a compressed globular form and is beautifully decorated in the style of Wang Bingrong, a renowned 19th-century ceramicist known for his relief-carved porcelains. The relief design on this dish depicts two celestial dragons soaring towards a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds. A monochrome pale lime green glaze cloaks the dish inside and out, enlivening the design with bright color.

Dish has antique repairs to a crack in the base.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait degiulio
Mick de Giulio | de Giulio kitchen design

“I love working with PAGODA RED. When I’m looking for something distinctive for one of my clients, I can be sure I’ll find it there. Betsy has an incredible eye for the beautiful and unique and she continues to offer one of the best collections of Chinese furniture and decorative art.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces