A carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' brush and cover Ming Dynasty (2)

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Lot 7
A carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' brush and cover
Ming Dynasty

HK$ 150,000 - 200,000
US$ 19,000 - 25,000
A carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' brush and cover
Ming Dynasty
The cylindrical shaft vividly carved with a ferocious scaly dragon writhing amidst undulating ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, all reserved on a diaper floral ground below a trefoil collar terminating in a flowerhead pommel, the other end enclosing the hair brush, the cover similarly carved. 22.9cm (9in) long (2).

Footnotes

  • 明 剔紅龍紋管兼毫筆

    Provenance:
    Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo, by repute, acquired by the present owner prior to 2003

    來源:
    傳東京出光美術館,現藏家於2003年前蒐得

    Compare a closely related carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' brush and cover, Wanli mark and period, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 November 2017, lot 8103.

    通體雕朱漆,錦紋地上雕雲龍紋,管帽端飾花紋,刀法嫻熟流暢。香港佳士得曾售出一件明萬曆帶款剔紅龍紋筆,可資比較,2017年11月27日,拍品編號8103。
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