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Brush Holder

Artwork Details

Brush Holder
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722)
porcelain with glaze
5 5/8 in. (14.29 cm)
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

It is one of the objects from ‘the scholar’s table’. If you were a Chinese scholar in the middle of the 18th Century – or even the 19th Century – you would have a table, and on it you would have a number of key things: brushes for calligraphy, a Bitong (a brush pot) to put your brushes in, and an ink stone to grind up ink.

Physical Description:

Blue-green brush holder with reticulated designs of plants on open wooden lid and base.

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