A carved bamboo brush pot

18th-19th century

The cylindrical brush pot is supported on three tapering feet and is carved and incised on one side with branches of blossoming prunus. The surface is patinated to a warm reddish-brown colour.

12.2 cm high

 

Provenance:

Formerly in an important Hong Kong collection

An almost identical bamboo brush pot with inscription and signed Li Ying from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2 June 2016, lot no. 24.


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