• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 832

    A RARE EAGLEWOOD (CHENXIANGMU) PRUNUS TREE-SECTION BRUSH POT

    LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE EAGLEWOOD (CHENXIANGMU) PRUNUS TREE-SECTION BRUSH POT
    LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The gnarled section with finely carved relief branches of blossoms in which two birds are perched extending around the sides, with a light coating of lacquer
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    A somewhat larger eaglewood brush pot of similar form is also illustrated by P. Moss in The Literati Mode, London, 1986, p. 192, no. 69.

    Provenance

    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1986.


    Literature

    Paul Moss, The Literati Mode, London, 1986, no. 70.