London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
AN INCISED IVORY BRUSHPOT, LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
finely decorated to the exterior with two figures walking upon a mountain path, tall rockwork with precarious, overhanging pine branches stand above them, deeply incised with a four line poem and seals to the reverse side -- 4 13/16in. (12.3cm.) high.
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For a similar example possibly by the same artist see The Oriental Ceramic Society, Chinese ivories from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, no. 180, p153.
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