Brush rest with blue-and-white decoration and Persian inscription
Ming dynasty, Zhengde period
Overall: 11.8 x 22.3 cm (4 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware
Paul and Elizabeth Schmid Gallery (Gallery 275)
The Persian inscription on the front and back read 'pen rest'.
Da Ming Zhengde nian zhi in underglaze blue
By 1913, Mr. Frank Gair Macomber (b. 1849 - d. 1941); 1913, partial gift [see note] of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gair Macomber to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 5, 1913)
288 pieces of Chinese & Japanese pottery and porcelain from the collection of Mr. Frank Gair Macomber were purchased by the MFA for $27,500, of which Mrs. Macomber contributed $2,500.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Gift of Mrs. Frank Gair Macomber