An ivory 'pine and bamboo grove' brushpot Early Qing dynasty
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An ivory 'pine and bamboo grove' brushpot Early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 131,250 (US$ 16,932) inc. premium

Lot Details
An ivory 'pine and bamboo grove' brushpot Early Qing dynasty
Fine ivory carvings from the Ashfield Collection, United Kingdom (lots 301-313)
An ivory 'pine and bamboo grove' brushpot
Early Qing dynasty
The exterior finely carved with a scene of sages resting within a pine and bamboo grove, the two elderly figures playing weiqi on rockworks with a young attendant serving tea, the other old sage and his protégé studying the bamboo.
9.1cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 清早期 象牙雕文人雅聚圖筆筒

    Provenance 來源:
    Delehar, London, 8 May 1982
    Ashfield collection

    For similar treatment of figures, see an ivory 'landscape and figure' brushpot from the Qing Court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Li Jiufang ed., The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.162-164, no. 142.

    筆筒呈直筒形,平底,外壁鏟平底面,上雕文人於園林間雅聚,兩文人在松樹下下棋,旁有一侍童獻茶,另有一文人在竹樹下吩咐小侍童,後以山石為背景。此器潔白瑩潤,通體雕以連景,以減地深浮雕為主,雕工婉熟,優雅秀麗。

    本拍品之人物雕刻,衣履描繪,與清宮舊藏之象牙雕松蔭高士圖筆筒相近,雕工婉雅,皆以筆筒之圓周鋪排情節,見李久芳,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集.竹木牙角雕刻》,香港,2002,頁162-164,編號142。
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