17 March 2016
A CHENXIANGMU BRUSH POT
The brush pot is carved as a section of prunus trunk and the sides are deeply and finely carved with two branches of flowering prunus, the blossoms applied with lacquer. The base, interior, and mouth rim are covered in black lacquer.
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1990.
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P. Moss, The Literati Mode, London, 1986, p. 192, no. 69.
S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 57.
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