Glazed stoneware, Guan ware
Diameter: 2.8 x 7.6 cm (1 1/8 x 3 in.); Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1957.42
There are twelve "hills" on this mountain-shaped brush rest.
This brush rest, shaped like a mountain range, is covered with a thick and soft gray-blue crackled Guan ware glaze that pools in the deeper areas, giving the mountain range a hazy appearance as if enshrouded in white mists. Guan ware was produced in the imperial kilns in Hangzhou, the Southern Song dynasty capital.
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