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Tonying and Company
When producing small, carefully crafted objects for the scholar's study, potters often have imitated natural forms in their work as a way to capture the scholar's character. The shape of this deep purple Yixing clay brush rest symbolizes the plum-blossom-like purity and resoluteness of its user. The potter skillfully used two differing colors of clay to represent the buds and the blossoms on the gnarled branch of the ancient plum tree.
- Published References
- Helen Comstock. Some Examples of I-hsing Pottery. vol. 109, no.483 London, March 1942. p. 76.
- Lai Suk Yee Terese Tse Bartholomew. Themes and Variations: The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan. Exh. cat. Hong Kong, October 25, 1997 - January 4, 1998. p. 120.
- Pang Yuanji. Hsu chai ming tao tu lu (Xuzhai ming tao tu lu): Catalogue of Chinese Pottery in the Collection of Pang Yuan-chi. 2 vols. Taipei. p. 37.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
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