17 March 2016
A RARE CHENXIANGMU BRUSH POT CARVED WITH PRUNUS
LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The exterior of the brush pot is finely carved with prunus and bamboo amidst rocky outcrops, and is a rich nut-brown in color.
6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam.
Butterfield's, San Francisco, 17 November 1994, lot 3158.
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Two other similar chenxiangmu brush pots carved with prunus and bamboo are illustrated in Series of Exceptional Carvings - Selected Ming & Qing Wood Carvings, National Museum of History, Taipei, 2005, pp. 31 and 34-35.
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