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Ancient stationery Shui Cheng catches eyes

By Agencies

Shui Cheng, a small container of water for ink stone, is a stationery accessory that was used in ancient China. It was used to hold water to make ink and wash the writing brush. The shapes and decorations of Shui Cheng vary, and always carry the implied meaning of auspiciousness, happiness and longevity. The Palace Museum in Beijing recently released on its Weibo account a series of photos of the museum's colorful Shui Cheng collections. Let's take a look.

Ancient stationery Shui Cheng catches eyes
Painted enamel Shui Cheng with lotus patterns from the Qing Dynasty (Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum)

Ancient stationery Shui Cheng catches eyes
Painted enamel Shui Cheng with flower patterns from the Kangxi period of Qing Dynasty (Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum)

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