25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 68,500
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
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.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1986.
Paul Moss, The Literati Mode, London, 1986, no. 70.
New York sales achieve the highest-ever total for the auction series — a remarkable $332,783,188
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Scholars’ objects were the luxury goods of their time — but they represented much more than monetary wealth