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Brush Rest

1127–1279
Diameter: 2.8 x 7.6 cm (1 1/8 x 3 in.); Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
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There are twelve "hills" on this mountain-shaped brush rest.

Description

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.
Brush Rest

Brush Rest

1127–1279

Southeast China, Zhejiang province, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

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