white jar with two blue bamboo stalks on one side; blue tree with plum blossoms

Brush Holder with bamboo and plum blossoms, 19th century

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This late Joseon cup used to hold writing brushes is decorated with an age-old Chinese motif, plum blossoms and bamboo, here rendered in cobalt blue. Together with the pine tree, evergreen bamboo and winter-blooming plum represent hardy plants that are symbolic of the Confucian ideal of the resilient scholar.

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Brush Holder with bamboo and plum blossoms
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Accession Number
2015.79.502
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 919
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white jar with two blue bamboo stalks on one side; blue tree with plum blossoms