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Raphael 803 Kazan Squirrel Round

This brush is Raphael's most versatile brush and has been used for over 100 years. Its reputation was such that it was known simply as the French watercolour mop. Made from soaked duck quills and hand-wired, each brush is made by a specially trained brushmaker. This brush holds more than any other in Raphael range.

These brushes are known in France as 'petit-gris' and consist of pure squirrel hair, the finest natural fibre used on a brush. They have long been famous for the ability to take up liquid and hold it for long continuous marks and lines without having to return to the watercolour pan to reload the brush. The hairs are hollow and take up liquid like a straw in the unique hair cross-section.

Brush Head: Mop

Fibre: Premium pure grey squirrel

Use: For washes and detail work

Handle: Short plain wooden varnished handle, natural or nylon quill.

SKU: B803.3/0
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Raphael Brushes

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859.

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush.

The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.