Chinese calligraphy / other utensils

A porcelain brush rest has notches so that brushes can be put down momentarily. The most popular shape is a stylized landscape with mountains.

porcelain brush rest

The brush rack is where brushes can be hung to dry.

brush rack Two heavy paperweights in stone, hardwood or bronze are often used to hold the paper in place during the execution of a piece of calligraphy or to present it.

The water dropper, often a small teapot, is used to pour water a drop at a time onto the inkstone to dilute the ink.

A saucer may be used as an inkpot when an inkstone is not used.

 


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