An image of Brush pot

Shiwan ware

(China  – )

Brush pot

Location
Not on display
Further information

Shiwan pottery of Guangdong province has long been recognised as an everyday art form of Southern China. Pottery has been produced at Shiwan since Neolithic times and the area was particularly prosperous in the Ming and Qing dynasties when large quantities of Shiwan ware were exported to South East Asia. The Shiwan kilns were adept at imitating such famous Chinese wares as Jun, Longquan, Cizhou and Yixing and indeed this brushpot would seem a copy of the popular Yixing type of ceramic.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, July 1982

Place of origin
China
Year
early 20th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware, unglazed
Dimensions
7.5 cm diam. of mouth; 9.6 x 8.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr F. Storch 1982
Accession number
221.1982