A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
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A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER

MING DYNASTY, 16TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY
The handle of the brush and the cover are inlaid with diaper pattern between narrow borders of dots, the waisted end of the brush with chrysanthemum petals, and the end of the cover with a flower head.
8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) long, silk pouch, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Acquired in Japan, 1970s.
Christie's New York, 19 March 2008, lot 327.
Sale room notice
Please note that this lot contains material from endangered species which could result in export restrictions.

Lot Essay

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid brush in the Tokugawa Art Museum with similar, though more dense inlay, dated to the 16th or 17th century, is illustrated in Karamono: Imported Lacquerwork - Chinese, Korean and Ryukyuan (Okinawa), Nagoya, 1997, p. 83, no. 146.
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