A Hardwood-Mounted Bamboo Brush Pot Qing dynasty, signed Wang Yuangu

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 130
A Hardwood-Mounted Bamboo Brush Pot
Qing dynasty, signed Wang Yuangu

Sold for US$ 6,325 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A Hardwood-Mounted Bamboo Brush Pot
Qing dynasty, signed Wang Yuangu
The dark bamboo carved and undercut with a continuous mountain scene showing a rural pavilion where two scholars playing weiqi, another watches the game and a fourth person looks outward toward a figure arriving on horseback on a pathway from a rocky ravine, a younger male approaching behind a looming rock with a dog on a leash followed by a scholar and his two assistants crossing over a stream on a simple planed bridge, a willow branch hanging above from the rocky ledge, enhanced by wutong, prunus and pine boughs; the three-character signature incised in clerical script.
6 3/4in (17.2cm) high

Footnotes

  • This scene may refer to an episode in the life of the Jin dynasty army commander Xie An, who was delivered the news of his army's victory at Feishui, while entertaining a guest at his eastern mountain retreat. He received the message without a sign of emotion and continued the game. This was a popular story among Qing carvers.
Contacts
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.