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Chinese Mountain Form Scholars' Stone Brush Washer


A Qing-dynasty scholar would have used this organically shaped brush washer to rinse the ink from his calligraphy brush. Made of jasper, the vessel’s naturally gnarled shape showcases the stone’s speckled appearance. Such novelties inspired scholars who surrounded themselves with objects derived from nature’s most curious forms. A wooden frame custom made to the vessel’s curves elevates this practical object to a work of art.        


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    H 4.5 in. x W 5.75 in. x D 3 in.H 11.43 cm x W 14.61 cm x D 7.62 cm
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    Chicago, IL
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