Five scholar's articles, Late Qing dynasty / 20th century
Five scholar's articles
Late Qing dynasty / 20th century
清末 / 二十世紀 文房品五件
comprising a cricket cage; an inkstone with wood box and cover; a scholar's rock with wood stand; a knife and scabbard; and a brush (9)
Length of largest 12¼ in., 31 cm
The cricket cage in overall good condition. The inkstone with a few very faint fissures to the stone near the tip. The scholar rock with a restored break to the mid-section. The fan-shaped knife and scabbard with a few minor age cracks to the wood and small minor losses to the tip of the scabbard. The brush with a few age cracks to the handle. All with some minor age-appropriate wear, as can be expected.
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The cricket cage:
Play It Again: Asian Games and Pastimes, E&J Frankel, New York, 2004, cat. no. 23A.