Writer's water coupe of white jade in form of Ling-Chih, the plant of long Life, and carved with a similar design in relief. Wood stand.

Water vessel, 18th century

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Carved in the form of a ling zhi fungus, the plant of immortality, this water basin has smaller fungi carved in relief on its outer surface. The yellow-brown clouds on the surface of the jade are artificially created to enhance the object's aesthetic appeal. The small basin likely functioned as a brush washer for the scholar's desk.

Details
Title
Water vessel
Role
Artist
Accession Number
44.5.3
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Writer's water coupe of white jade in form of Ling-Chih, the plant of long Life, and carved with a similar design in relief. Wood stand.