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Brush Water Pot

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.36.1
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:1644 - 1911


The French term 'Sang de Boeuf' refers to the colour of the glaze and translates as 'Ox -Blood'. The Chinese term is 'Langyou Hong' meaning 'Lang Kiln red' which was developed at the Kangxi kilns at Jingdezhen, under Lang Tingji (1663-1715) .
Containers such as these were required for the art of calligraphy. Calligraphy is traditionally regarded in China as the highest form of visual art. Children were trained at an early age to write beautifully. The brush was one of the 'four treasures of the scholar's study'.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Qing dynasty
School/Style:Sang de Boeuf
Place of Origin:China


Height:78 mm
Diameter:130 mm