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    Sale 2625

    A Fine Collection of Chinese Bamboo Carvings from the Personal Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2335

    A SMALL INSCRIBED BRUSHPOT

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    A SMALL INSCRIBED BRUSHPOT
    QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

    Of elliptical section with an undulating mouth rim, the sides finely carved with prunus blossoms, dividing two poetic verses, the first in clerical script, lishu, and the other in running script, xingshu, followed by Meilin Shanren shu, 'Written by Meilin Shanren'
    4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    It is probable that the name 'Meilin Shanren' identifies the bamboo carver Wang Meilin, a native of Jiading, who is recorded in Zhongguo Meishu Jiaren Mingcidian, Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 1985, p. 104.