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Chinese - Brushwasher in the Form of a Leaf - Walters 491212 - Side A

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Brush-washers for removing excess ink are essential tools in the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy and painting. These functional objects were often made into beautiful works of art through exquisite design and the use of precious materials, such as porcelain, ivory, jade, and agate. This ceramic brush-washer, made in the form of a leaf, rests on a delicate ivory and wood base.

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1750
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Walters Art Museum
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