• Lot 1603

    A RARE WHITE JADE PINE-TREE TRUNK BRUSHPOT

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    A RARE WHITE JADE PINE-TREE TRUNK BRUSHPOT
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Of slightly irregular oval section, well carved as a segment of a hollowed pine tree trunk with the scores and knots to the surface of the bark clearly defined, enveloped with mature knotted pine branches emerging from the sides and extending under the base, the white material suffused with pale brown inclusions
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high


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    While brushpots carved in bamboo and various hardwoods depicting this subject of this period are quite common, it is very unusual to find such an example carved in jade. Another example dating to the Kangxi period from a private collection is illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade, Great Britain, 1995, p. 409, fig. 3.