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백자 투각 연꽃 무늬 필통 조선
白磁透刻蓮花文筆筒 朝鮮
Brush holder with lotus decoration

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
mid-19th century
Porcelain with openwork design
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
Scholarly men of the Joseon dynasty collected and used tasteful accessories, such as this piece and the water droppers, for writing or painting. The lotus is an emblem of the Confucian scholar aptly used here to ornament an object for his study.
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