A hexagonal container of white porcelain. Each of six rectangular panels has delicate rendering of figures or plants with blue underglaze. On one panel there is a male figure dancing and playing a drum. On another panel, dancing male figure appears as well. Next to the drumming figure, a pine tree is drawn.
This hexagonal pot is used for holding brushes, important instruments for literati activities. Brush holders are often depicted in scholar's studios in East Asian literati painting. The design of dancers and musicians, combined with a pine tree, should convey festive and auspicious mood.