A carved cinnabar lacquer brush handle and cover
Of slender cylindrical form, tapering at the tip, with a thick layer of red lacquer towards the exterior, both the cover and brush handle enclosed within upper and lower carved keyfret borders and lotus petal borders, deeply carved on the main frieze with an elaborate scene of aged scholars amongst an open landscape admiring the full moon, a group of young boys depicted playing around the willow tree, all carved on a diamond-shaped quatrefoil diaper ground, the tip of the cover carved with the character fu.
15.3cm long. (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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