Chinese Molded Brush Pot
19th/20th century Guangxu period Qing dynasty
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Variations of this porcelain type have existed, with some blending the white glaze with a crackled texture as in this example, which was commonly done during the late Qing dynasty and created for export to Japan and Europe. Considered as scholars’ objects for holding brushes, brush pots served as a desk accessory for painters and calligraphers. However, they retain a highly decorative element for interior decor as tabletop vases, jars, and pots, and are also highly collected by Connoisseurs of antique Chinese porcelain and Chinese antiques.