Vintage Japanese Crystal Bead Calligraphy Brush | Fude

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Shown is an original multi-stacked crrystal bead shaft handle and horse hair calligraphy brush, (Fude), held in place with bone. Such a piece seldom survivse and a true collector’s find. Calligraphy pieces such as this was most likely used by Japanese scholars or sumi-e artists of the time.

Vintage Condition: Excellent and all intact, “as is” and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted. 

NOTE: The Japanese calligraphy, (Shodo), is one of the most popular fine arts of Japan. Specialists in the Japanese culture find value in the Japanese philosophy of perfection, attention to detail and creatively, capturing the inner beauty of everything produced. This beautiful rest emphasizes an artistic philosophy of total togetherness of body and mind. To mark this treasured link to intimacy, the Japanese have a strange, centuries-old custom: brushes and brush rests are often buried in a Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine. The basis for this is that the Japanese believe Shodo artifacts have their own life and soul, and the scholar watches over their spirit in order to ensure their benevolence.