Title: Scholar's Desk Set
Gift of Kathleen and William J. Cavanaugh
Object Number: 2000.012 a-j
This exquisite desk set includes an inkstone in the form of a peach, an ink-stick holder in the form of a melon, a pomegranate shaped water-dropper, a peach-form censer, brush-holders of bamboo design, pea pods to function as a brush rest, a seal paste box in the form of a book and scroll, and a scroll weight in the form of a dragon amid waves. Elaborately modeled and carved porcelain reached a pinnacle of production from the late 18th century into the mid-twentieth century.
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