Brush-washer bowl with double fish carving on the inside

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 3146
Type: vessel; object for daily use; jade
Date of production:
18th century
Qing dynasty
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials: nephrite
Techniques: carved; engraved
Dimensions: height: 4 cm
width: 9 cm
length: 13.5 cm
Objects on Chinese scholars’ desks are at once functional products of craftsmanship and pieces representing the ideals of Confucionist erudition. Everyday objects include teacups or the accessories of writing like a brush-washer.