This is a beautiful archaistic nephrite jade brush rest in the form of a sword scabbard hook. While it was intended for use on a scholar's desk, it can also be worn as a unique vertical pendant by looping a chain or cord through the opening. Neck cord included with purchase of jade. The color of the nephrite jade is celadon green with light to medium brown areas. It has a silky feel and a nice fatty luster. This piece dates from the 18th/19th centuries. It measures approximately 3 inches long, 1 inches wide, and weighs 37.1 grams. During the 19th century it became popular to pay homage to ancient jade forms by adapting them for use on a scholar's desk, as in this piece. Scholars used dry ink in a solid cake form which required the use a a brush and water pot. When not in use, the brush could rest on the jade brush rest. Free neck cord included on request.
I have been collecting and selling jade for decades. This is part of my collection that was verbally appraised at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum in 1974 which I am now sharing with other jade lovers. For more options, please see the jade section of my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts
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