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An image of Brush pot by Shiwan ware
Alternate image of Brush pot by Shiwan ware

Shiwan ware

(China  – )

Brush pot
Place of origin
early 20th century
Media category
Materials used
stoneware, unglazed

7.5 cm diam. of mouth; 9.6 x 8.0 cm

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1982
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Shiwan pottery of Guangdong province has long been recognised as an everyday art form of Southern China. Pottery has been produced at Shiwan since Neolithic times and the area was particularly prosperous in the Ming and Qing dynasties when large quantities of Shiwan ware were exported to South East Asia. The Shiwan kilns were adept at imitating such famous Chinese wares as Jun, Longquan, Cizhou and Yixing and indeed this brushpot would seem a copy of the popular Yixing type of ceramic.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, July 1982

Bibliography (1)

Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons, 'Decorative Arts', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated.

Exhibition history (1)

The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990