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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 32

    A RARE ALOESWOOD BRUSHPOT, BITONG

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE ALOESWOOD BRUSHPOT, BITONG
    17TH CENTURY
    Carved and pierced around the body with a bearded scholar seated beneath an overhanging pine tree suspending a double gourd, all set on rockwork above crashing waves, the wood of a darkish brown tone
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high


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    Aloeswood is a highly valued type of wood that is typically only found in small segments of usable material, which were traditionally pieced together to make small scholar's objects. The honey-like fragrance of this wood, reputedly the result of honey ants nesting in the dead wood, also made it valuable in the manufacture of incense.

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