A rare ivory brushpot, bitong 16th/17th century
Lot 217Y
A rare ivory brushpot, bitong
16th/17th century
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 25,000
Auction Details
A rare ivory brushpot, bitong 16th/17th century
Lot Details
A rare ivory brushpot, bitong
16th/17th century
The tusk patinated to shades of light honey colour and carved in low relief with a continuous depiction of branches of flowering leafy prunus, with one bird perching amongst the branches and another bird in flight, with delicate stalks of bamboo incised within the design.
14.6cm (5¾in) high

Footnotes

  • 十六/十七世紀 象牙雕花鳥紋筆筒

    Provenance: a European private collection

    來源:歐洲私人收藏

    Compare a similar ivory brushpot, late Ming Dynasty, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn, Hong Kong, 2002, pl.103.
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