Brush Holder (Translation)
黃花梨樹瘤筆筒 清早期 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

17th century
Huanghuali rosewood
Overall: 6 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (15.88 × 13.34 cm)
Hollowed from a section of rosewood and sealed at the bottom with a wooden disk, this brush holder displays the beauty of burled wood and its warm color. Huanghuali, high-quality hardwood grown in southern China, has been the top choice for furniture and writing tools, prized for its fine grains, natural form, and sturdy texture.
Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Gift of the Estate of Senator Hugh Scott, by exchange

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