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The Emperor's Writing Brushes
22" x 14" x 26"

Among the many quartz towers of Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve in the Hunan province of China stands a group known as the “Emperor’s Writing Brushes”. Laced in mist and covered in flowers, shrubs, trees, and grass, the Reserve provides an ideal habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including the white cranes depicted in this composition.

The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, was hand-rubbed, but otherwise unfinished.