Stacked Barrel Calligraphy Brush

c. 1900
H: 13.25" Dia: 2.0"
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The brush was one of the Four Treasures of a scholar's studio, along with paper, ink, and an inkstone—each playing a part in the overall work. A scholar carefully chose this calligraphy brush with stiff and short horsehair bristles after appreciating both its form and function. The center of its body features hand-carved stacked barrels atop a slender handle well-suited to his personal grip.

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