Brush holder with story of Pan Yue or Wei Jie
- Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
- 18th century
- H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm); Diam. of rim: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Diam. of base: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
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- Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
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The young women on the balcony of this wonderfully carved brush holder are throwing fruit at an attractive young man passing beneath them. He may be one of two individuals: the extraordinarily handsome scholar Pan Yue (ca. 265–319), who often drew such attention, or Wei Jin, who lived around the same time, rode a cart like the figure on this vessel, and was famed for his public speaking.