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Brush Rest of Five Playing Children

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Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: white jade
Origin: Qing court collection
Dimensions: height: 4.6 cm, length: 12.5 cm

Made of pure white jade, this brush rest depicts five children in various gestures holding different fruit and flowers. This design implies a wish for all five sons to pass their examinations or for all sons to rise in rank. There is an atmosphere of celebration in the vivid scene of children at play.

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