The Scholar's Gift Collection was conceived by Japanese designer Ryosuke Harashima in collaboration with Alexander Lamont. Inspired by objects from the Chinese scholar's studio, each exquisite gift has been meticulously crafted from precious materials such as bronze, rock crystal, Peking Glass and gold leaf.
The Scholar's studio in the Ming Dynasty was the heart of a civil service rank system built on the mastery of pursuits that combined artistry, knowledge and emotional expression. The accoutrements of the studio were created to evoke and inspire a profound articulation of life's vital and spiritual meaning. The Scholar's rigorous study and emulation of the masters who went before him, was enhanced by objects that could be touched and enjoyed for their tactile and craft beauty: brush pots made from beautifully carved pieces of solid wood, carved jade brush rests, exquisitely formed celadon pots for seal wax and polished tree roots used for warming the hands of the dedicated calligrapher. All of these are collectively known as Scholar's Objects.
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