20 - 21 November 2007,
Price realised EUR 3,250
EUR 3,000 - EUR 3,500
A bamboo brushpot, bitong
Well carved in relief with a pensive scholar seated beneath a pine tree in a rocky landscape, to the right a young attendant preparing food beside a table with a teapot, censer and book, the reverse with tall rocks, an inscription to the side in running script reading Wu Zhifan zhi ('Made by Wu Zhifan')
14 cm. high, 8.3 cm. diam.
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Wu Zhifan was a late 17th century artist from the Jiading district of Jiangsu. For a brushpot by Wu Zhifan in the Palace Museum in Beijing, see Fang Jing Pei, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar, 1997, ill. 4.
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