Bamboo Lotus Leaf Brush Pot

c. 1900
$291 $388 USD
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W: 6.5" D: 5.0" H: 8.0"
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Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - a brush pot was an essential fixture of the scholars' desk. Like everything in the scholars' studio, the brush pot was an opportunity to showcase the scholars' creativity and good taste.

This bamboo brush pot is carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf, an emblem of summer and a symbol of purity and perfection. Crawling across the surface is a single small crab, a motif symbolizing success in passing the civil service examinations. Perhaps created for a newly appointed scholar-official, this charming bamboo vessel is a delightful gift for the dignified person in your life.

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