The brushrest is carved in openwork in the form of two confronted chilong dragons resting on a stem of lingzhi fungus, their tails coiled around it. One dragon playfully tries to bite the other’s tail. The bamboo surface is richly patinated.
A bronze brushrest with similar coiled dragons is published in Arts of the Scholar’s Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, pp. 178-179, Catalogue No. 156