This gorgeous Vintage Chinese Purple Sand Dragon Calligraphy Brush Holder is a treasure. Purchased from a Connecticut Estate sale this is a very special piece.
DIMENSIONS: 9 2/4" l x 2" w x 3 1/2" w
MATERIAL: Purple Sand Ceramic
FACTS & HISTORY:
No one knows exactly when legends about dragons first originated, but the symbol dates back to at least 3000 BCE. According to one theory, the legendary Chinese dragon evolved out of ancient totem-worship practices.
Historically, the Chinese dragon was associated with the Emperor of China and used as a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of the Han dynasty Liu Bang claimed that he was conceived after his mother dreamt of a dragon.