Brush Pot Artist: Unknown

late 16th–early 17th century

Asian Art

Not on view


Huanghuali wood


8 1/8 × 8 in. (20.6 × 20.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in memory of his mother

Accession Number



Ming dynasty (1368–1644)


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Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929–2014), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1982

  • David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 36–37, 45, no. 57, fig. 28.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 302, ill.
  • Maggie Bickford and Mimi Gardner Gates, Bones of Jade, Soul of Ice : the Flowering Plum in Chinese Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1985), no. 81.
  • Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 131–35, no. 59, ill. cover, ill.

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