MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
LENGTH OF BRUSH (WITH CAP): 23.4CM
LENGTH OF BRUSH: 18.5CM
LENGTH OF CAP: 9.1CM
The brush is carved from a thin bamboo reed section and decorated in shallow relief with dense pine branches above a watery landscape and raft, depicting a scene from the Ode to the Red Cliff 赤壁賦 (Chibi Fu ), the motif extending to the cover. The brush and cover are well patinated to a honey brown tone.
A Japanese Private Collection