A rare carved chenxiangmu (agarwood) brush pot, bitong 17/18th century
Lot 451
A rare carved chenxiangmu brush pot, bitong 17th/18th century
Sold for £105,600 (US$ 172,558) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare carved chenxiangmu brush pot, bitong
17th/18th century
The exterior carved with an elaborate continuous landscape, a group of four scholars seated in a pine grove, two others beside a rustic retreat and another pair standing on a terrace examining foliage, the wood with a distinctive natural frangrance and an attractive old patination.
15cm (6in) high

Footnotes

  • Chengxiang mu (lignaloes) is a particularly fragrant wood which was also used for incense, along with sandalwood. Vessels and objects for the scholar's desk made from the wood are generally characterised by being made of separate sections joined together, suggesting that is was commonly found in small pieces. For a discussion of the wood and a small brush rest see G.Tsang and H.Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, Catalogue no.199. A Chengxiang mu libation cup from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection was recently offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2010, lot 2223.
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