BRUSH POT? BLUE

by B G STOCK
(N POTOMAC MD USA)

 INSIDE THE COVER PART

INSIDE THE COVER PART

 INSIDE THE COVER PART THE BOTTOM

I AM NOT SURE IF THE PICTURE OF THE ITEM IS A BRUSH POT, BUT I SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR SOMEWHERE ALONG TIME AGO.

IT IS BLUE IN COLOR AND I PUT COINS IN IT. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP IN IDENTIFYING IT. THANK YOU.

BARBARA

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porcelain box
by: peter

I have no way to know what this was intended for.

brush pot
by: Barbara

Peter I just read your response. Thank you again. Could brush pot be for a man's shaving needs?
Barbara

compartment
by: peter

It might be for writing utensils, if the length is sufficient, but it could also be for something else.
The point is that such long narrow boxes did not exist in traditional porcelain, at least not for brushes, thus it cannot be antique.
Brushes were not laid, they did either hang on a rack (some brushes have a string loop at the back end), or they were put with the hairs up in a vertical pot. This way the soft hairs wouldn't get deformed when they dried.

Printing often shows intermittent white spots in the lines, or repeated patter. With hand painted strokes, if you look at the strokes with a magnifier, you can clearly see the beginning and the end of the stroke. They are not uniform.

Question
by: Barbara

Thank you for your response. Could you tell me what are the two divisions on the bottom part for, and how do I know if something is stamped vs written? or printed?

Thank you again.

Barbara

porcelain box
by: peter

This rectangular box is not the shape of a brush pot.
This is printed and has a spurious Qianlong mark (for decoration only). It is either new or recently made, it would seem.

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