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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1144

    A HUANGHUALI PETAL-LOBED BRUSH POT

    18TH CENTURY

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    A HUANGHUALI PETAL-LOBED BRUSH POT
    18TH CENTURY
    The brush pot, of hexagonal, barbed petal-lobed form, has the slightly tapering sides rising from a lobed base raised on three short feet. The underside of the base is incised with a ruyi pattern and centered with an incised stylized lotus.
    8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    Compare with a similar brush pot with slightly tapering sides and integral base, illustrated in Series of Exceptional Carvings - Selected Ming & Qing Wood Carvings, Taipei, 2005, p. 72. Another closely related although unpublished example resides in the collection of the Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen.

    Provenance

    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1992.