A very rare Chinese Antique Scholar Piece. Poor Condition due to obvious signs of restorations/repairs such as filling and touchups on the surface & edges. Minor discolorations and coating or glue residue. Fine hairline cracks and small nicks on several places, but overall integrity is excellent. Superb craftmanship on the front and side panels.
While this type of piece are usually attributed as an "inkwell", it is most likely a brush and seal holder. The two small slots on the left are reserved for thin brushes (held upside down), whereas the square slot on the right is for a personal "seal." This type of ware is small, and was mostly used for traveling conveniences. Included a general box for shipping purposes.
The base of this piece was originally unglazed; there are some coating over them now. Circa: 19th century.
Size: 6.4cm x 5cm x 4.5cm
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