Calligraphy brushes with polychrome-lacquer stems

Ming dynasty, Chia-ching period (AD. 1522-1566)
Length: 16.9 cm Diameter: 1.7 cm

The stems of these matching brushes are elegantly ornamented in polychrome painted-lacquer dragon motifs against a black lacquer background. The Chia-ching reign title is inscribed in regular script at the top.

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