Accession no: LL 6700
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Brush pot
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 16 cm, D. 21 cm
Description: Brush pot, cylindrical body, with four medallions painted in famille verte enamels with scenes from romance and folklore; in one is the story of the Spinning Maiden meeting the Ox-herd. The background incised with key fret pattern, and coloured yellow. On underside a sunk medallion in centre.
The myth of the Spinning Maiden who crosses the Milky Way once a year to visit her lover, the Ox-herd, is a romance of the stars.
Bought from Frank Partridge, 24 January 1918, £50; for the Hill; LLAG Invoice file No. 87.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 445.