An unusual bamboo brush pot Probably 18th century
Lot 452
An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, bitong Probably 18th century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Lot Details
An unusual bamboo brush pot Probably 18th century
An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, bitong
Probably 18th century
Of irregular oval cross section very deeply carved on one side with two figures seated at a table in a pavilion perched on stilts above a foaming waterfall, and with fourteen other figures on two ledges following floating cups down the torrent, the sides with large upright peony and sterculia trees issuing from overlapping rockwork, the back with two more group of figures on terraces around a rustic retreat, the surface with a worn old lustrous patination.
17cm (6¾in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection, Dorset, purchased prior to 1968.

    A very similar example was exhibited by Spink and Son Ltd., Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China and the East, London, November 1979, no.28.
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