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Bottle Vase

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.19
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:1662 - 1722


The four 'treasures of study' are represented here: writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper. There are also two large volumes of books. These objects are typical of those belonging to an intellectual. The Chinese plum blossom and an axe incorporating a brush symbolise ten years of dedicated study and the power of writing.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Qing Dynasty (Kangxi reign)
School/Style:Blue and White
Place of Origin:China


Height:240 mm
Diameter:70 mm; 70 mm