17 - 18 September 2015
A CARVED ZITAN 'LOTUS POND' BRUSH POT, BITONG
The brush pot is finely carved on the exterior with a continuous scene of lotus stems and other aquatic plants emerging from a pond. There are various creatures amongst the growth, including two intricately depicted crabs on one side and a shrimp and fish leaping from the water.
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 1939, and thence by descent within the family.
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