Mother of Pearl Pen Brush Box Inlaid with Lacquered Wood Phoenix Bat
This exquisite wood brush box is elegantly decorated with a mother of pearl design of phoenixes and bats. The phoenix (Bonghwang), along with the dragon, is the symbol of an emperor and is believed to herald a time of peace and prosperity. The bat design has been used as a symbol of fortune that brings the happiest life imaginable in Korea and China. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of intricate mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight, antibacterial and purifying air in the room. Read More