Bamboo and Bone Calligraphy Brush

c. 1900
Dia: 0.75"
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The handles of most calligraphy brushes made in China during the late-19th & early-20th centuries were created from bamboo. This particular 19th century brush was made from a select piece of bamboo with unusual growth lines and form. The bristles are natural and are held in place by a carved horn collar.

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