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Brush washer in the shape of lotus leaf with feline dragons

Brush washer in the shape of lotus leaf with feline dragons

Two dragons decorate the ends of this brush washer, which is carved from an opaque piece of white nephrite with brown and yellow inclusions that give the jade an aged appearance. Historical records indicate tha... more

Writing Brush

Writing Brush

This brush handle shows all of the characteristics of early Chinese carved lacquer: the geometric design is not standardized, as it would be in a later piece, and the lacquer clearly shows alternating layers of... more

Brush washer

Brush washer

The combination of thicker dark lines and thinner brown lines seen in the glaze on this brush washer is known as “gold thread and iron wire.” This type of glazing is one of the characteristics of Ge ware, which... more

Brush washer with twin dragons

Brush washer with twin dragons

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Brush washer with lotus

Brush washer with lotus

This is a rare example of a work produced at the prolific Longquan kilns for domestic, specifically scholarly, use. Exported for over five hundred years, Longquan wares have been found in Japan, Southeast Asia,... more

Brush
Brush tray

Brush tray

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Brush Rest with Arabic Inscription

Brush Rest with Arabic Inscription

The inscription on the brush holder reads “pen” on one side, and “holder” on the other. Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Zhengde mark and period (1506–21)

Brush with plum blossoms

Brush with plum blossoms

The plum blossoms at various stages of flowering that decorate this brush are an apt choice for a scholar’s implements. It is a theme often represented in literati painting and lauded in poetry. Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Brush washer with pine trees

Brush washer with pine trees

Ming (1368–1644)–Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi mark and period (1662–1722)

Brush holder with garden scene

Brush holder with garden scene

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Brush
Brush
Brush
Brush holder with “Ode to the Pavilion of the Inebriated Old Man”

Brush holder with “Ode to the Pavilion of the Inebriated Old Man”

A tour de force of carving skill, the design on this brush holder is cut from the lighter skin of the bamboo so that it stands in relief against the darker, fibrous stalk. The subject is a gathering hosted by O... more

Brush
Red Table with Fans and a Brush Stand

Red Table with Fans and a Brush Stand

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush Pot with Narrative Scene

Brush Pot with Narrative Scene

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Shunzhi period (1644–1661)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

The brush washer is dated to the early years of the reign of the Kangxi emperor based on an analysis of the style of the handwriting used for the six-character mark on the base. The Kangxi period is the only Qi... more

Brush Pot

Brush Pot

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush holder

Brush holder

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Brush holder

Brush holder

Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush washer

Brush washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Holder with Recluses

Brush Holder with Recluses

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Rest in Shape of Bamboo Stalk with Insects
Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Brush washer

Brush washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Pot

Brush Pot

Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Brush back
Brush Rest

Brush Rest

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Washer in the Shape of a Peach

Brush Washer in the Shape of a Peach

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush holder with tribute scene

Brush holder with tribute scene

The lively figures carved on this brush pot represent a scene of tribute bearers, possibly from a country in Southeast Asia, traveling to China. The figure holding a scepter is leading the procession, which inc... more

Brush holder with narrative scene

Brush holder with narrative scene

The solitary angler may be a reference to a twelfth- or eleventh-century B.C. narrative in which a ruler named Wen seeks the advice of a scholar named Jiang Taigong. The role of the figures seated in the pavili... more

Brush

Brush

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Brush pot with Daoist paradise

Brush pot with Daoist paradise

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi mark and period (1662–1722)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush holder with scholars in a garden

Brush holder with scholars in a garden

This brush pot shows scholars writing, painting, and enjoying nature—a form of imagery found throughout Chinese art. While resonating with individual activities, the scene also recalls famous historical gatheri... more

Brush holder with two brushes

Brush holder with two brushes

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Brush Washer in the Shape of a Blossom

Brush Washer in the Shape of a Blossom

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush holder with story of Pan Yue or Wei Jie

Brush holder with story of Pan Yue or Wei Jie

The young women on the balcony of this wonderfully carved brush holder are throwing fruit at an attractive young man passing beneath them. He may be one of two individuals: the extraordinarily handsome scholar ... more

Brush Holder with Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush pot

Brush pot

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi mark and period (1662–1722)

Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Johann Christoph Stenglin (German, active 1737–75)

Mounted brush

Mounted brush

Johann Pepfenhauser II (German, active 1697–1754)

The Moving Brush in "Rough" Painting (Unpitsu soga)

The Moving Brush in "Rough" Painting (Unpitsu soga)

Tachibana Morikuni (Japanese, 1679–1748) Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush
Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Kasuke Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Kasuke Edo period (1615–1868)

A Young Noble Seated, Brush in Hand; a Lady Seated and Another Standing by His Side

A Young Noble Seated, Brush in Hand; a Lady Seated and Another Standin...

Rekisentei Eiri (Japanese, active ca. 1789–1801) Edo period (1615–1868)

Books of Flowers and a Writing Brush

Books of Flowers and a Writing Brush

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)

Brush Stand

Brush Stand

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Holder
Brush Holder with Fisherman and Traveler
Brush Holder with Travelers in a Landscape
Netsuke of Fox Holding Baby and with Brush in Mouth from the Kabuki Play "Shinoda Zuma, Kuzonoha"

Netsuke of Fox Holding Baby and with Brush in Mouth from the Kabuki Pl...

This Netsuke depicts one of the most popular fox legends, that of Kuzunoha, a fox disguised as a beautiful woman who married Abe no Yasuna after he rescued her from hunters. She is seen here, after her discover... more

Brush Holder in form of a bird-feeding vessel
Brush pot
Brush Holder

Brush Holder

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Rest in the Form of a Trifoil

Brush Rest in the Form of a Trifoil

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Brush Holder

Brush Holder

A time-ravaged tree stump bedecked with the fresh growth of an encircling vine provokes a poignant awareness of beauty in nature's ever-changing forms. Bronze casting of this quality won wide acclaim for Japan'... more

Traces of
 Kenzan's Brush (Kenzan iboku)
The Heian Court Calligrapher Ono no Tōfū (894–966); “Calligraphy Brush” (Fude), from Four Friends of the Writing Table for the Ichiyō Poetry Circle (Ichiyō-ren Bunbō shiyū)
From the Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1

The Heian Court Calligrapher Ono no Tōfū (894–966); “Calligraphy Brush...

Surimono are privately published woodblock prints, usually commissioned by individual poets or poetry groups s a form of New Year’s greeting card. The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one-syllable verse... more

Brush

Brush

Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)

Hat brush (part of a set)

Hat brush (part of a set)

The firm of Nicholls & Plincke was founded by members of the relatively large community of English silversmiths and craftsmen working in Saint Petersburg. After 1840 it was one of the most important retailers o... more

Shaving brush with handle and cover (part of a set)

Shaving brush with handle and cover (part of a set)

The firm of Nicholls & Plincke was founded by members of the relatively large community of English silversmiths and craftsmen working in Saint Petersburg. After 1840 it was one of the most important retailers o... more

[Tree and Brush in Creek Scene]

[Tree and Brush in Creek Scene]

John Dillwyn Llewelyn (British, Swansea, Wales 1810–1882 Swansea, Wales)

Brush, Freeman - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]
Brush, John D - State: Washington - Year: [Blank]
Brush, H - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]
Shields, Albert - Age 17, Year: 1864 - Brooks' Battalion, Confederate Regular Infantry AND Brush Battalion, CSA, A-O - Raised Directly by the Confederate Government

Shields, Albert - Age 17, Year: 1864 - Brooks' Battalion, Confederate ...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Watson, Westley - Age 46, Year: 1864 - Brush Battalion, CSA, P-W AND Lt. Cunningham's Ordnance Detachment AND Capt. Davis' Co. of Guides, CSA AND Exchanged Battalion, CSA, A-N - Raised Directly by the Confederate Government

Watson, Westley - Age 46, Year: 1864 - Brush Battalion, CSA, P-W AND L...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Brush, Jesse A - State: Florida - Year: 1865
A brush for the lead: New York "Flyers" on the snow

A brush for the lead: New York "Flyers" on the snow

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0795.

diagram from "A System of Mineralogy. Descriptive Mineralogy ... By J. D. Dana ... aided by George Jarvis Brush ... Fifth edition. Rewritten and enlarged, etc"

diagram from "A System of Mineralogy. Descriptive Mineralogy ... By J....

This image has been taken from scan 000455 from "A System of Mineralogy. Descriptive Mineralogy ... By J. D. Dana ... aided by George Jarvis Brush ... Fifth edition. Rewritten and enlarged, etc". The title and ... more