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Brush washer with plum blossom

Brush washer with plum blossom


This was filled with water and used for washing the ink off a brush when doing calligraphy or painting. The design of plum blossom is symbolic of spring and renewal.

Glass, diamond-point engraved
Height: 3.6 cm, diameter: 12.3 cm
Four-character mark of Qianlong (1736-95)

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