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19th Century Chinese Carved Bone Calligraphy Brush

$680

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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 references the Ming-dynasty novel "Journey to the West," in which the Monkey King Sun Wukong eats from the heavenly peach garden to obtain immortality. Finished with horse hair, this brush would have been used by a Qing-dynasty scholar to compose poetry or calligraphic paintings.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Diameter: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: KK064KK1stDibs: LU820011834063

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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