Japanese Chinese Korean Antiques at William-Cozart

Chinese carved rock crystal brush rest

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1800: Item # 1166304

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Ca. 1700s or earlier

This clear quartz stone is carved in the form of a mountain with tall peaks to accommodate five or six small calligraphy brushes. The front has a “ruyi” carved in low relief among rocky outcroppings across its slightly convex facade. The backside is flat and uncarved and reveals the natural flaws in the clear stone. It has a soft polish overall and an even wear. Acquired in Osaka, Japan in the 1970s.

Height: 1 ½ in., Length: 3 3/8 in., Width: ½ in.