17 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,125
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000
THREE SCHOLAR’S BRUSHES
All three are of a bulbous, waisted, form, with wide spreading end. The first of hongmu is carved with a double raised bead where the brush attaches and has a five-character inscription da zha Li Dinghe (large brush [by] Li Dinghe), inscribed on the body. The second is also of hongmu, with a single raised bead at the brush end. The third of softwood is incised with three bands around the body, and covered in red lacquer.
5 ¼, 3 ¼ and 7 in. (13.3, 8.3 and 17.8 cm.) long, hog and goat hair brush bristles
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Li Dinghe was a famous brush maker based in Shanghai, active during the mid 19th-century.
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