Ivory and Wood Zoge Brush Vase

A Meji period vase for holding calligraphy brushes (fude). The primary component is ivory. There is a hand made copper insert that slides into the ivory from the top while a black wooden insert slides into the ivory from the bottom.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Tokohan does not condone the modern taking of ivory in any way, shape or form. We will only handle pieces that are known antique (produced well before the ramifications of such actions were known). Both my wife and myself are proud supporting members of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and we encourage everyone to consider donating to your local animal welfare organizations, shelters and rescue operations. Ten percent of the gross proceeds of this sale will be donated to the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), a charity that does significant work towards helping to put at end to the illegal poaching of elephants in Africa.

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Showing the wooden bottom insert

zoge antique ivory Japanese brush vase

The copper insert

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View showing the ivory rings

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Close up of red kanji characters

zoge antique ivory Japanese brush vase

Showing the copper insert in place

zoge antique ivory Japanese brush vase

View with an ordinary object to show scale

zoge antique ivory Japanese brush vase