Chinese Porcelain Calligraphy Brush holder this authentic vintage Blue and White Porcelain Calligraphy Brush is the perfect way to show off your prized Calligraphy Brush Collection. It is traditionally used by the artist while using the ink brushes.
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DIMENSIONS: 5" L x 1" W x 2" H
CIRCA: Unknown, unmarked
FACTS & HISTORY: In China Calligraphy is a fine art which surpasses painting, sculpture, ceramics, poetry. Its importance deeply rooted in Chinese history and culture. In its distinctive Chinese form, calligraphy offers an important channel for the appreciation of traditional culture and for arts education. It is also a source of pride and pleasure for the Chinese people and embodies important aspects of the country's intellectual and artistic heritage. Historically Scholar-officials were the elite class of imperial China.
Known as the four jewels of the study are Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone. The individual treasures have a "treasured" form, each being produced in certain areas of China as a specialty for those scholars who would use them. Classical scholars had more than just the Four treasures in their studies. The other "Treasures" include the brush-holder (笔架), brush-hanger (笔挂), paperweights (镇纸), the brush-rinsing pot (笔洗), and the seal (圖章) and seal-ink (印泥).