Ca. early 1700s
This rare cylindrical vessel has visible rings on the exterior from the potting intended to imitate a section of bamboo. The rich, raspberry-toned glaze stops evenly just above the well-cut footring. The exposed paste is smooth and white with even wear from years of use. The base is glazed white; it is finely crackled and naturally stained from use and time. A line of pale orange re-oxidation encircles the interior and exterior of the footring where the glaze stops. There is a pale streak running through the glaze along with a pale splash on one side. The interior and rim are glazed white with a pale bluish tinge and the top of the rim is very slightly grooved, which is typical of early 18th Century porcelain brushpots. There are two cracks from the firing that are visible on the interior along with a small, shallow associated chip to the rim. The frosty appearance toward the bottom on the sides is due to reflections in the photography. From a private collection in Baltimore, MD.
Height: 4 5/8 in., Diameter: 2 ¾ in.