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A Carved Bamboo Brushpot
A Carved Bamboo Brushpot


A Carved Bamboo Brushpot
Choson Period (19th Century)
Carved in six demilune lobes placed on a hexagonal wood base with matching curved edges, carved on each of the lobes in low relief to the smooth wood ground with auspicious symbols, including a carp leaping from waves below mountains and the sun, chrysanthemums, rock and two insects, a stag and doe, crane in pine, pair of cranes and bamboo, pair of ducks and lotus, and a pair of warblers on branches of flowering plum, the relief decoration stained golden brown and the backgrounds black, the interior dark brown
6in. (15.8cm.) high; 5in. (14.6cm.) diameter

Lot Essay

For the prototype of this vessel in the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, see Choi Sunu, Hanguk misul oh chun ryun/5000 Years of Korean Arts (Seoul: Hyun Arm Sa, 1978), pl. 367.

A similar seven-sided brushpot was sold in these Rooms, 31 October, 1996, lot 74.

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