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A FINE AND RARE IMPERIAL PAINTED LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
A FINE AND RARE IMPERIAL PAINTED LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER

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A FINE AND RARE IMPERIAL PAINTED LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

Finely painted and gilt with a continuous lotus scroll encircling the pen and cover with a rectangular cartouche enclosing the reign mark at the top of the pen, and with a single chrysanthemum bloom on each end, the rims protected by original pewter caps
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long, Japanese wood box
Provenance
A Japanese private collection

Lot Essay

Compare with another Imperial Wanli-marked lacquer pen decorated in the same technique but with dragons in the Tokugawa Art Museum, illustrated, Karamono, Imported Lacquerwork-Chinese, Korean and Ryukyuan (Okinawa), Japan, 1997, fig. 154.
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