Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 140 x 128mm (5 1/2 x 5 1/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.323
This brush holder is decorated with peony flowers and gold and red paint, associated with riches, wealth and good fortune. It is lacquered inside to aid water-proofing, suggesting it was an object for use and not just an ornament.