Wood grain glazed brush holder with ink landscape pattern


Yongzheng Period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 14.2cm
Mouth diameter: 18.4cm
Bottom diameter: 18.6cm

The brush holder has a straight mouth and bi (round flat jade with a hole in it)-shaped bottom. Wood grain glaze is applied to the inner surface as well as the upper and lower part of the outer wall. The middle part of the outer wall is adorned with ink landscape, which presents a new and graceful appeal.

Ink color was a kind of domestic pigment which is applied to the porcelain to imitate the effect of ink and wash enamel used in Jindezhen during the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty. First black pigment is used to draw patterns on the white porcelain, and then fire the semi-product at a low temperature. The finished product will look like paintings drawn on white paper with Chinese brush. And wood grain glaze, one of the glaze colors unique to the Yongzheng and Qianlong Periods of the Qing Dynasty, was natural and vivid in decorative effect, displaying a touch of elegance and pleasantness. The ink landscape and the wood grain glaze bring out the best of each other, which makes the brush holder a porcelain stationery typical of the style in the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty.