Seller: pb0295049 ✉️ (1,025) 95%, Location: Chelmsford, GB, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 284930930575 Vintage 文房四宝 (Four Treasures Of Study)Tools Of Chinese Calligraphy /collection. Vintage 文房四宝 (Four Treasures Of Study). Chinese culture ! Collection!Traditional tools and materials of Chinese calligraphy are basically evolved from writing brushes, ink sticks, paper and inkstones, which are usually called as “Scholars’ Four Jewels”or the four treasures of Chinese study . As most ancient Chinese scholars could write or draw, or manage both of the skills, they could not live without these four treasures. The name of “Chinese study” could be traced back to the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589) in Chinese history and especially means scholars’ studies. (Zhang et al, 2008) Writing brushes, ink sticks, paper and inkstones are used in study, therefore people praise the four objects as the four treasures of Chinese study. Except for the four treasures of Chinese study, study tools also include ink cartridges, ink and pen holders, pen rack beds, arm rests, writing brush washers, book towns, water scoops, inkstones, seal boxes, cutting knives, stamps,etc.This is original vintage item. Collected in early 80s. The box contains: ink stick , inkstone, 4 writing brushes, ink cartridges, pen holder, writing brush washer , water scoop ,seal box and Jade Stamp . It hasn’t been used , however a few parts has broken. The ink stick is broken and fixed with glue . The 4 strings of placing the brushes are broken. The box is okay made of silk brocade.