30 April 2001
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN FAMILY COLLECTION
AN UNUSUAL CARVED ZITAN SQUARE BRUSHPOT
Of square section, each incurved and slightly tapering facet carved in low relief with a vase of archaistic form containing lotus, peony, cherry blossom and magnolia, beside other precious objects such as censers, teapots, musical stones and ruyi, and with two seals
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high
The Du Breuil Collection, assembled in Beijing and Tianjin in the 1930's and 1940's.
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