Japanese Bronze Brush Shaped Brush Rest by Haruhiko Shimoo. A lost wax cast copper bronze form of a traditional calligraphy brush with thick tapered bristles, bamboo stem and looped end. The underside flat with an impressed two character seal of the artist. The form serves as a brush rest / paper weight. Complete with a signed wood storage box (Tomobako). Like New condition. 9 inches long x 1/2 inch high x 1 inch wide (23 x 1.2 x 2.5 cm). 9 oz. (245 g.) Late 20th century.
Haruhiko Shimoo. Born in Takaoka City in 1939. An Industrial Designer exhibiting at Alpha Gallery and Kyoto Craft Gallery. Her works are copper based bronzes cast in the lost wax method. “My Works are mainly real, rapid change and diversification of values like modern times. Among them, it makes me think, ‘What is Realism?’. I think that it is possible to reflect the review of realism that changes with the passage of time in the three-dimensional prototype so that realistic academic expressions are not necessarily real.”