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  • Carved Lacquer Brush and Cover

    Room for study: fifty scholars’ objects

    31 October - 29 November, 2019

    This exhibition is the first at Eskenazi Limited dedicated entirely to objects from the Chinese scholars' studio. Broad in time-scale and ranging over a number of categories, highlights include a seventeenth-century huanghuali table, a rootwood stand, archaic bronze vessels, a selection of scholars' rocks, lacquerwares, brushpots and paintings, both classical and contemporary.

    Carved Lacquer Brush and Cover

    Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century

    Decorated with vertical rows of calligraphy in running script, this beautifully carved lacquer brush most likely belonged to the late Ming calligrapher and poet Huang Ruheng. His calligraphic style was inspired by Song masters, such as Su Shih and some of his work was included in the Ming period painting and calligraphy album, Tangshi Huapu (Paintings of Tang Dynasty Poems).

    Length: 24.3cm