Rosewood Calligraphy Brush

c. 1900
$380 USD
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W: 1.0" D: 1.0" H: 13.0"
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Dated to the early 20th century, this fine calligraphy brush would have been an essential tool for a Qing-dynasty scholar-official, used to draft official documents or compose poetry. A scholar's tools were symbols of his status and were frequently made to the individual's exacting specifications. While many brushes in our collection were highly decorated with symbolic and geometric motifs, this brush is simple and restrained. Clearly, the scholar that once owned this brush appreciated the fine beauty that emerges from a singularly crafted, wonderfully polished utilitarian object.

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