I love an old brush, and the old gold paint on the ferrule of this one just struck me as especially lovely. The black painted turned wooden handle is pretty nice too, with a hole near the end to thread a ribbon through should one wish to hang it. There is a little bristle loss on one side (horsehair I believe) but the rest of the bristles are tightly held and tapered to give it a beautiful shape.
9 3/4" l x 1 3/4" in diameter at ferrule. Late 19th century or so I believe.