London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A MOTTLED SPINACH GREEN 'FISH AND LOTUS POND' WATER POT
The water pot is carved in high relief to the exterior with nine fish swimming in a lotus pond strewn with lotus leaves and flower buds, the detail of the water, fish scales and lotus leaf veins all finely incised. The stone is of a mottled spinach green tone with grey and russet inclusions.
3 in. (7.7 cm.) wide, fitted wood stand
The stand with old paper label reading World Refugee Year, Exhibition of Treasures, Exhibitor Walsh, 567.
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