Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kent real ivory

Another interesting find.

Shown between a Kent BK 8 and Kent BK 4.
And with the other recent find, the Kent V16.

And some detail.

I asked Kent brushes for information. This was their reply:

Thank you for your interesting e-mail.
As far as we can determine this was a style of brush made in 1919 which came
in 4 sizes, model 1, 2, 3, 4, the brush illustrated is No.2.  However this
brush has been refilled (possibly in the 70's) with pure silvertip badger and the KENT shield was added, which was not available in 1919.
We trust the above information is of some interest and help.
Kind regards,
Consumer Service
Kent Brushes
2 April 2012

The brush came from the same source as my V16 - a former Kent Brushes employee, now deceased.

The brush has a 21mm knot with a loft of 52mm, very dense and unused. Handle height is 67mm and base diameter 37mm.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, true ivory surely makes all the difference. Nice find, a treasure indeed.