Brush rest with blue-and-white decoration and Persian inscription

Chinese
Ming dynasty, Zhengde period
1505–21


Dimensions

Overall: 11.8 x 22.3 cm (4 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1626

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware

On View

Paul and Elizabeth Schmid Gallery (Gallery 275)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

Inscription

The Persian inscription on the front and back read 'pen rest'.

Markings

Da Ming Zhengde nian zhi in underglaze blue

Provenance

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)

Note:

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.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Gift of Mrs. Frank Gair Macomber