MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
LENGTH OF BRUSH (WITH CAP): 22CM
Length of Brush (Without Cap): 21cm
Length of Cap: 6.5cm
The elegantly waisted brush is deeply carved through a thick layer of black lacquer accented with two cinnabar red lacquer layers beneath, with a dense, scrolling heart-shaped ‘guri’ pattern. The brush is complete with its matching pointed cover. (Includes Japanese box)
A slightly thicker black guri lacquer brush of similar shape and design is published in Chugoku Bijutsu no Iki: Bunbo Seika 中国美術の粋：文房精華, Tokyo, 2007, p. 14, Catalogue No. 6.
A Japanese Private Collection