Soaring Phoenix Calligraphy Brush

c. 1900
$288 USD
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Dimensions
W: 19.5" D: 2.0" H: 1.25"
Materials
Wood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
KK064S
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$20

Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, the brush was part of the Four Treasures found in a scholar’s studio. Arguably the most important tool, the brush served as a direct link to the artist’s creative spirit. This early 20th-century calligraphy brush would have once been used to write official documents or compose poetry. He would have held the handle upright in his hand - pressing down on the bristles to create heavier, bold strokes and lifting it up to make willowy, lighter strokes. As much decorative as practical, the brush handle is carved in the form of soaring phoenixes, symbols of beauty and prosperity.

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