• 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 902

    A SMALL AMBER OPENWORK BRUSH REST

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL AMBER OPENWORK BRUSH REST
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved with an eagle staring down from the top of rocks at a bear crouched at the base
    3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) long, wood stand


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    The depiction of an eagle with a bear forms the rebus yingxiong, 'hero' or 'courage'.

    Exhibited

    Rock Show at the Garden, E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, 2 June - 9 July 1994.