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Water Coupe

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Water Coupe


Object Creation Date
Qing dynasty (18th - 19th century)

Medium & Support
porcelain with glaze

Credit Line
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65

Subject matter
Brush washers were used for removing excess ink from the brush and 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 zitan, jade and porcelain.

Physical Description
Peachbloom water coupe with scalloped edges and motifs of lotus leaf, frog, and dragon fly.

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Anisoptera (suborder)
brush washers
frogs (animals)
lotus (plant, general)
peach bloom

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