Item 443

A finely carved Chinese Scholar’s brush rest in Aloes wood (Chenxiangmu) depicting a dozzing boy Tongzi reclining on an oval leaf.

The boy is in a comfortable position, resting his head on one hand on top of the pillow and holding a fan covering his legs with the other hand. His face has a calm expression and gentle smile. He probably is a small auspicious fairy who lives in the forest taking a leaf as his bed.


  • Length: 7.3cm x Width: 3cm
  • Qing – 18th Century