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Early 20th C. Blue & White Chinese Rug Depicting Scholar's Brush Pots & Objects
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Circa 1910-20 Chinese unusual scholar's rug with brush pots, brushes, stands and books. Symbolic border. Hand knotted and some repair but lots of life still on offer (not to menti...
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Finely Carved Chinese Brush Holder Pot
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinese Rosewood brush holder (pen pot) circa late Qing dynasty. Finely carved on surface with a sitting Buddha on lotus throne holding his hands in Vitarka mudra, which signifies th...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Provincial Chinese Brush Pot, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Placed beside his inkpot and insktone, this 19th century brush pot once held select calligraphy brushes in a scholar’s studio. Cloaked in a rich patina, the vessel is simply designed...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Iron

Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a good example of a Chinese Calligraphy brush crafted from hand carved and lacquered wooden beads and carved bone. The deep red lacquer of the brash makes it a great decorati...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...

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Bone, Wood, Lacquer

  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush
H 17.5 in. Dm 1 in.
19th Century Provincial Chinese Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
Placed beside his inkpot and insktone, this 19th century brush pot once held select calligraphy brushes in a scholar’s studio. Cloaked in a rich patina, the vessel is simply designed...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Rustic Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Iron

Chinese Brush For Calligraphy, Late 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chinese brush for calligraphy, late 19th century. Measures: L 27cm, D 2.5cm.
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Antique 19th Century Asian Chinese Export More Desk Accessories

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Stone

Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
Located in Sarasota, FL
This antique Chinese Brush Pot is very colorful having an "APPLIED" bird and fruit design Use as a chopstick holder or Calligraph Brush holder Add to your collection.  
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Antique 1820s Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
H 5.25 in. W 4 in. D 4.5 in.
Chinese Porcelain Figural Brush Pot or Brush Washer
Located in San Antonio, TX
Charming brush washer with a reclining scholar figure holding a cup in very soft shades of blue, green, lavender and white with accents of black for his hat and finely painted facial...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinese Huanghuali brush pot 18th century Carved cylindrical Chinese scholar’s brush pot, composed from the extincted Huanghuali wood. Beautiful whorl pattern wood grain with seve...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Wood

  • Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
H 5.88 in. Dm 5.38 in.
Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
Located in Sarasota, FL
This antique glazed brush pot also came from a collection. Having lite purple background and applied birds surround on a cherry branch Add to your collection.
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Antique 1860s Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
  • Antique Chinese Glazed Brush Pot
H 6.5 in. W 4 in. D 4.25 in.
Hand Carved Rose Quartz Chinese Brush Washer on Custom Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chinese brush washer in the form of a peach, which represents wisdom. The peach is hand carved from rose quartz, a semi precious stone, and the stand was hand carved to fit. Whether ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Scholar's Objects

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Wood, Rose Quartz

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Bone Handle
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade bone handle. A beautiful brush that is perfect for making art or as an design element. Bone ferrule and horse hair.
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush Bone Handle
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush Bone Handle
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush Bone Handle
  • Chinese Calligraphy Brush Bone Handle
H 12 in. W 1.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Chinese Calligraphy Brush, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, the brush was part of the Four Treasures found in a scholar’s studio. Arguably the most important tool, the brush served as a direct link to the ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Elm

Chinese Calligraphy Brush, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, the brush was among the four treasures found in a traditional scholar’s studio. The brush served as a direct link to the artist’s creative spirit...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Elm

Chinese Spirit Screen Brush Washer
Located in Chicago, IL
Set beside the four treasures of the scholars' studio, brush washers were used by Qing-dynasty scholars to rinse ink from calligraphy brushes. This porcelain brush washer is sculpted...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese More Desk Accessories

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Ceramic

  • Chinese Spirit Screen Brush Washer
  • Chinese Spirit Screen Brush Washer
  • Chinese Spirit Screen Brush Washer
  • Chinese Spirit Screen Brush Washer
H 5.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 3.75 in.
Chinese Calligraphy Brush Carved Serpentine Balls
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with carved serpentine balls. A beautiful brush that is perfect for making art or as an design element. Bone ferrule and horse hair.
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

Chinese Cypress Brush Pot, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - a brush pot or scroll holder was a fixture on every traditional scholars' desk. Once...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Cypress

Fencai Brush Pot, China, Kangxi Period
Located in Roma, IT
Fencai brush pot is a Chinese Fencai ceramic decorative object of Kangxi period, with the traditional floral decoration and the auspicious "nine peaches" motif. In excellent cond...
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20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Porcelain

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Basket Weave Serpentine
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful large 13" Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade serpentine gemstone handle. The handle is hand carved with an intricate basket weave pattern extending the entire length...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Serpentine

Large Chinese Huanghuali Wood Brush Pen Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Huanghuali brush pen holder, an object prized among Chinese scholars for centuries in Ming and Qing dynasties. The current cylindrical form was made from an impressive block ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Olive Jasper Barrel Beads
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade olive jasper barrel beads. An unique brush that is perfect for making art or as an design element. Bone ferrule and horse hair.
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Calligraphy Brush 16" Jade Archer's Rings
Located in Somis, CA
A very large, near 16" Chinese calligraphy brush consisting a collection of 7 jade Archer's rings. Historically such rings were worn by archers to protect their fingers in hunting or...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Stacked 60 Jade Disks
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful large Chinese calligraphy brush with stack of 60 hand carved jade disks. This is an oversize brush displaying a great collection of jade of various color and origin. A very...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Blue Brush Stroke Vase, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese white porcelain vase with a decorative royal blue brush stroke design. Sits nicely with smaller version S5268.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

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Porcelain

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Matte Blue Grey Quartz
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade stone handle. The stone is a beautiful large 1.5" blue grey colored quartz in matte finish. Bone ferrule and horse hair.
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Quartz

Blue Brush Stroke Vase, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese decorative horizontal blue brush strokes on white vase A smaller size and shape is available (S5378) See image #2 .          
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

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Ceramic

Blue Brush Stroke Vase, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese white porcelain vase with a decorative royal blue brush stroke design Sits nicely with taller version S5267.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

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Porcelain

Chinese Burl Wood Calligraphy Brush, circa 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, the brush was among the Four Treasures found in a traditional scholar’s studio. The brush served as a direct link to the artist’s creative spirit...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Burl

  • Chinese Burl Wood Calligraphy Brush, circa 1850
  • Chinese Burl Wood Calligraphy Brush, circa 1850
  • Chinese Burl Wood Calligraphy Brush, circa 1850
  • Chinese Burl Wood Calligraphy Brush, circa 1850
H 11.5 in. W 1.25 in. D 1.25 in.
19th Century Chinese Gnarled Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
A brush pot, such as this one made in Hainan province, may once have sat on the desk of a learned scholar next to his brushes, inkpot, and ink stone. Made of rustic, gnarled wood, th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Elm

Green Overlay Chinese Peking Glass Brush Pot
Located in London, by appointment only
Green-overlay Chinese peking glass brush pot of cylindrical form, decorated on a purple-tinted ground with two scholars in a boat drifting across a lotus pond below willow trees, ap...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Glass

Early 20th Century Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
During the early 20th century Chinese scholar would have used this finely made calligraphy brush to write official documents or compose poetry. He would have held the handle upright ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Fruitwood

Early 20th Century Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, the brush was part of the four treasures found in a scholar’s studio. Arguably the most important tool, the brush served as a direct link to the ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Wood

19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
This hand-carved brush pot, bitong in Chinese, likely contained calligraphy brushes on a desk in a scholar’s studio. It is carved of Zitan, a dark, precious, and now extinct Chinese ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Zitan

  • 19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
  • 19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
  • 19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
  • 19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
H 8 in. W 7.25 in. D 6.5 in.
19th Century Chinese Carved Bone and Horsehair Brush
Located in Valladolid, ES
Beautiful Chinese brush in carved bone with differents Dragons with five claws, because it symbolizes the Emperor, it has a horse hair, it’s in a very good condition with age and use...
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Antique 1890s Chinese Chinese Export Antiquities

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Bone

Chinese Black Lacquer Calligraphy Brush Cabinet, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Characteristically simple and austere, this Qing-dynasty glass cabinet once proudly displayed a scholar’s collection of prized calligraphy brushes. One of the four treasures to be fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Brass

Japanese Edo Six-Panel Silver Leaf Screen with Chinese Brush Calligraphy
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Japanese Edo period six-panel folding silver leaf screen featuring Chinese style brush calligraphy of a poem. Squares of silver leaf with a vintage patina and calligraphy scrip...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Silver Leaf, Brass

19th Century Antique Chinese Agate Brush Washer
Located in Brea, CA
Antique 19th century Chinese agate brush washer, decorated in the from of a flower diameter 10cm, high 6cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Agate

Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
Located in London, by appointment only
Huanghuali brush pot, Qing dynasty, 19th century of square form with high relief carved sides, the base having four short integral feet. Dimensions approximate.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Hardwood

  • Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
  • Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
H 5.91 in. W 3.15 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Chinese Lavender Jade Calligraphy Brush Pot, circa 1950s
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Chinese calligraphy brush holder is made of a rare type of jade, called Lavender Jade; and rests on a fitted noble-wood hand carved pedestal. Dimensions: Height 5-2/...
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Chinese Export Jars

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Jade

19th Century Chinese Carved Bone Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-carved of animal bone, this early 20th century calligraphy brush is composed of multiple beads depicting monkeys plucking ripe peaches off a tree branch. This playful scene refe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Historical Memorabilia

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Other

Blue and White Brush Stroke Vase, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese decorative horizontal blue brush strokes on a white vase. The glaze is semi-matte. Another size and shape is available (S5380) and sold individually. See image # 2.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

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Ceramic

Early 20th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
A brush pot or bitong, such as this one, was often found among a scholar’s brushes, inkpot, and inkstone. This beautiful example is carved from zitan, a highly prized rare and slow-g...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone

Cloisonné Dragon Calligraphy Brush, 1 Brush
Located in Somis, CA
For sale is ONE brush. PLEASE MESSAGE US WITH YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR. Beautiful calligraphy brushes in fine cloisonné featuring dragons. A true work of art, these brilliantly colored, ...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Metal

  • Cloisonné Dragon Calligraphy Brush, 1 Brush
  • Cloisonné Dragon Calligraphy Brush, 1 Brush
  • Cloisonné Dragon Calligraphy Brush, 1 Brush
  • Cloisonné Dragon Calligraphy Brush, 1 Brush
H 17.25 in. W 1.25 in. D 1.25 in.
19th Century Monumental Chinese Carved Rosewood Brush Pot
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare and unusual 19th century monumental Chinese rosewood brush pot carved from a large, solid trunk. Beautiful crafted with a subtle hourglass cylindrical shape. Featuring rich and ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Rosewood

Chinese Jade Calligraphy Brush and Stand Set of Five
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful new collection of calligraphy brushes with jade beads. Featured here a set of four pieces, each adorned with hand carved serpentine beads. These brushes make stunning displ...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Multi-gemstone, Serpentine

19th Century Chinese Burl and Rosewood Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
Placed beside his inkpot and insktone, this 19th century brush pot once held select calligraphy brushes in a scholar’s studio. Carved of burl and rosewood, the brush pot is simply de...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Burl, Lacquer, Rosewood

Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, 16th-17th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Chinese celadon enamel porcelain brush pot decorated with vegetal engravings.
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Antique 17th Century Chinese More Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

19th Century Chinese Mountain Form Stone Brush Washer
Located in Chicago, IL
Set beside the four treasures of the scholars' desk, this naturally-formed stone brush washer would have been used by a Qing-dynasty scholar to rinse the ink from his calligraphy bru...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Marked Chinese Porcelain 1970s-1980s ProC Brush Washer Marked Landscape
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely decorated brush washer with a scene of landscape. Marked at base. Condition: Overall condition; perfect. Size: Approximate 218mm Period: 20th century PRoC (1949-now).
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20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Porcelain

Marked Chinese Porcelain 1970s-1980s ProC Brush Washer Marked Landscape
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely decorated brush washer with a scene of birds in trees. Marked at base. Condition: Overall condition; perfect. Size: Approximate 218mm Period: 20th century PRoC (194...
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20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Porcelain

Blue Brush Strokes On White Ceramic Vase, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese decorative horizontal blue brush strokes on white ceramic vase Thin spout Three varying sizes and shapes available (S5380) ( S5378).
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Large Zitan Huanghuali Hardwood Brush Pot Bitong, Qing Dynasty, China
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large Zitan Huanghuali hardwood brush pot bitong, Qing Dynasty, 18th century, China Measures: Height 12 diameter 12.75 in.
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Zitan

19th Century Antique Chinese Jadeite Brush Washer with Dragon
Located in Brea, CA
Antique 19th century Chinese jadeite brush washer, decorated in the from of dragon, external rim diameter 6cm, high 3cm. Inside 4cm x 2.5cm x 2cm, very beautiful mini piece with carv...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Jade

Artisan's Cache of 25 Old Chinese Paint Calligraphy Bamboo Brushes
Located in Shelburne, VT
Here's a rare find from a collector we visited in Japan. A very unusual treasure from Japan. This is a cache of old Chinese and Japanese bamboo paint and calligraphy artist brush...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Showa Prints

Materials

Bamboo

Artisan's Cache of 20 Old Chinese Paint Calligraphy Bamboo Brushes
Located in Shelburne, VT
Here's a rare find from a collector we visited in Japan. A very unusual treasure from Japan. This is a cache of old Chinese and Japanese bamboo paint and calligraphy artist brush...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Showa Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo

Blue and White Porcelain Chinese Calligraphy Brushes Set of Two
Located in Somis, CA
The beautiful collection consists one brush with hand painted blue and white porcelain balls of the character "longevity", and one with a finely painted bone handle between 2 blue an...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Bone, Porcelain

Chinese Export Porcelain Brush Pot Blue and White Hand Painted Dragons
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a high quality Chinese export porcelain brush pot, finely hand painted in blue and white depicting two imperial 5 toed dragons among clouds. These brush pots are often use...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Export Porcelain Rose Medallion Brush Box with Bats, Canton, circa 1870
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chinese Export Porcelain rose medallion brush box, Canton, circa 1870, with vividly enameled glazes and gilding, detailed court scene, with flowers, birds, butterflies, and bats (rar...
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Antique 1870s Chinese Chinese Export Porcelain

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Porcelain, Porcelain

Antique Chinese Hand Carved Boxwood Prosperity Crab Basket or Brush Pot
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique Chinese hand carved boxwood prosperity crab basket or brush pot Fine old brush pot that can also be used a vase Dimensions 5.5" diameter at the base x 11.5" high Goo...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Boxwood

Original Liberty London 19th Century Chinese Canton Brush Painting Watercolor
By Liberty & Co.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare original 19th century watercolor brush painting depicting a scene of typical every day Chinese life retailed through Liberty London....
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Modern Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paint

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Chinese Brushes For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of chinese brushes available for sale. Each of these unique chinese brushes was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and brass. Find 55 antique and vintage chinese brushes at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 77 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Chinese brushes have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Chinese brushes made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made chinese brushes over the years, but those made by Tim Rundle, Studio MVW and Søren Rose Studio are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Chinese Brushes?

Prices for chinese brushes can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, chinese brushes begin at $75 and can go as high as $77,422, while the average can fetch as much as $750.