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Chinese Brush Washers

Chinese brush washers were created simultaneously alongside the emergence of calligraphic and ink painting practices in early China. Brush washers are essential tools for painters and calligraphers, used to remove excess ink from a paintbrush while painting or after the painting is completed.

The Chinese certainly did not miss the opportunity to make this tool into a beautiful art object. A common shape for brush washers, particularly those made of jade, is a lotus leaf or blossom. The lotus is symbolically relevant in that the lotus emerges from mud and muck in a magnificent untarnished bloom. Similarly, a brush would ideally emerge from the brush washer pure as well.

Other brush washers are formed into various blossom shapes, circular round silhouettes, or taller cylindrical... Read more

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A CHINESE SANG DU BOEUF PORCELAIN BRUSH WASHER 20t

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A GOOD 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED LAPIS LAZULI BRUSH WASHER Qing/Re

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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AN UNUSUAL CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL BRUSH WASHER u

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£700 (starting bid)

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A LOVELY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAIN BRUSH WASH

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED JADE BRUSH WA

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BLUE GROUND PORCELAIN BRUSH WASHER toget

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED HARDSTONE BRU

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Spinach Green Brush Washer with Lotus Décor, 18th/19th C.

September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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A FINE AND RARE RU-TYPE BRUSHWASHER

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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A FINE ROUND BRONZE BRUSH WASHER

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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White Jade Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Agate Carved Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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White Jade Brush Washer With Stand

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19th Century Cloisonne Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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White Jade Brush Washer With Stand

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Water Lily  Carved White Jade Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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White Jade Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Quartz Crystal Brush Washer

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Apple Green Porcelain Brush Washer.

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Chinese Cloisonne Brush Holder

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Dish.

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Celadon Porcelain Brush Washer, Qianlong Mark.

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Docai Porcelain Brush Washer, Yongzheng Mark.

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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Chinese Celadon Brush Washer.

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Rock Crystal Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A BLUE COLOR PORCELAIN PEN WASH

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A PURPLE COLOR TRIPOD FOOT PORCELAIN WASH

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$800 (starting bid)

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Chinese Tea Dust Glazed Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bronze Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jadeite Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Carved Jade Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 12:15 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Carved Jade Or Hardstone Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 12:15 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Hetian Jade Plum Flower Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Superb Hand-painted Chinese Gilt Edges Famille Rose Porcelain Brush Washer

October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE PHOENIX BRUSH WASH

October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD FIGURAL BRUSH REST. LENGTH 9

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Soapstone Bixi Brush Wash Carving

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Soapstone Sculpture, Monkeys Dual Brush Pots, Bixi

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$240 (starting bid)

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Wonderful Chinese Jade Brush Washer,

October 3, 2016, 10:30 AM AEDT
Camperdown, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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Chinese vintage b&w porcelain brush holder

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese celadon porcelain large brush wash

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Song style brush wash

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese cloisonne square brush holder

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese dark blue glazed porcelain brush holder

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2 Chinese song style brush washes

October 3, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Green Jade Brush Washer

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Green Jade Brush Washer with Chilong

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Green Jade Brush Washer of Ram Shape

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Scholar Porcelain Beehive Shape Brush washer

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Flamb_ Porcelain Lobbed Brush Washer

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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