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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1124

    A RARE CHENXIANGMU BRUSH POT CARVED WITH PRUNUS

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A RARE CHENXIANGMU BRUSH POT CARVED WITH PRUNUS
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    The exterior of the brush pot is finely carved with prunus and bamboo amidst rocky outcrops, and is a rich nut-brown in color.
    6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam.


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    Two other similar chenxiangmu brush pots carved with prunus and bamboo are illustrated in Series of Exceptional Carvings - Selected Ming & Qing Wood Carvings, National Museum of History, Taipei, 2005, pp. 31 and 34-35.

    Provenance

    Butterfield's, San Francisco, 17 November 1994, lot 3158.