Calligraphy Brush Rest in Original Presentation Box

Object Name: 
Calligraphy Brush Rest in Original Presentation Box

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Object Name: 
Calligraphy Brush Rest in Original Presentation Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.6.2
Dimensions: 
(a) Brush Rest H: 2.9 cm, W: 11.1 cm, D: 1.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
probably 2015
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Shanghai Museum of Glass
Primary Description: 
Calligraphy Brush Rest in Original Presentation Box. (a) The cast glass brush rest is constructed primarily of dark purple, seemingly black, glass on the object’s base and white glass on the upper portion. Both glass colors softly fade into one other in some areas, while a strong contrast between the two is found in other areas. The brush rest gives the impression of a small, narrow glass sculpture with an undulating top that resembles waves or a mountain range. The brush rest fits securely inside (b-d) a custom-built, fabric-covered wood presentation box. The box includes a flat cover, and outer lid.
Provenance: 
Shanghai Museum of Glass, Source
2015-11-23
Technique: 
Inscription: 
[presumably artist's signature in Chinese characters]
signature
Molded intaglio (a) on base