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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    A GURI LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER

    15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A GURI LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
    15TH CENTURY
    The waisted brush handle encircled by a triple-ribbed band, the handle and brush finely carved through black and red layers with a ruyi pattern, with three further small ruyi heads on the crown-like tip and small T-scrolls in a band above the bristles
    9 in. (23 cm.) long, cloth pouch, Japanese wood box


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    A similarly shaped and carved brush and cover dated to the 15th century in The Tokugawa Art Museum, is illustrated in Karamono: Imported Lacquerwork--Chinese, Korean and Ryukyuan (Okinawa), Nagoya, Japan, 1997, p. 17, no. 16.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Japanese Collection