• 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 856

    A SMALL INCISED IVORY BRUSH POT

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL INCISED IVORY BRUSH POT
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Finely incised around the sides with luohans and attendants in a landscape divided by a large pine tree, with amber patina; together with a small russet-stained ivory carving of Du Fu riding his mule while accompanied by a boy attendant carrying a budding branch over his shoulder, 18th/19th century
    3½ and 3 in. (9 and 8.9 cm.) high, box (2) (2)


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    Provenance

    Brush pot: Nicholas Grindley
    Carving of Du Fu: Gerard Hawthorne Ltd., London.


    Saleroom Notice

    The carving of Du Fu was exhibited in Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., 5 June - 30 June 2000, no. 74.


    Exhibited

    Carving of Du Fu: Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., 5 June - 30 June 2000, no. 74.