19 - 20 September 2013
AN ELABORATELY AND FINELY CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH POT, BITONG
Of cylindrical form and raised on three shallow bracket supports, the sides of the brush pot are finely and deeply carved with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants shown at leisurely activities in a setting of terraces and a pavilion nestled amidst bamboo, pine, and willow trees, in a rocky landscape. On one side scholars are seated at a table playing weiqi, while two scholars examine a scroll behind them. On another side, attendants gather water from a stream flowing below a pavilion.
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
Private Japanese collection, acquired in Tokyo in the 1970s.
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