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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1112

    A ROOTWOOD BRUSH POT

    18TH CENTURY

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    A ROOTWOOD BRUSH POT
    18TH CENTURY
    The brush pot is carved from a natural section of root to accentuate the textured burls and gnarls of one side elegantly juxtaposed with the smooth surface on the reverse. Together with a root-form fly whisk, 19th century, the shaft carved from a section of bamboo root, with the horsehair whisk attached through a series of ornate knots and plaits.
    Brush pot: 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high; fly whisk: 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Brush pot: Ralph M. Chait, New York.
    Fly whisk: Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington.