Tapered Brush Pot

c. 1900
$880 USD
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Dimensions
H: 11.5" Dia: 15.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
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Collection #
CPFW017
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$38

Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - a brush pot or scroll holder was a fixture on every traditional scholars' desk. Once used to display a scholars' collection of ornate calligraphy brushes, this late-19th century brush pot was shaped from northern elmwood (yumu) with a flared form that would have allowed the brushes to fan out gracefully. Popular during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), simple pots such as this were prized for their organic appearance, bringing to mind the romantic notion of an artist-scholar living amidst nature.

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