A Carved and Stained Bamboo Brush Holder
Choson Period (19th century)
Carved with seven rounded facets which end in a petal-shaped rim, each facet carved with the symbols of the Shipjangsaeng (The Ten Signs of Long Life), each carved in relief to the dark-brown ground and stained golden brown, the base flat and carved on the sides with shaped segments in the form of bamboo also stained dark
6½in. (16cm.) high; 6¾in. (17.3cm.) diameter
For another brush holder in the collection of the National Museum of Korea, Seoul see Choi Sunu, Hanguk misul ochunryun/5000 Years of Korean Arts (Seoul: Hyun Arm sa, 1978), pl. 367.