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A LARGE ZITAN ‘TREE TRUNK’ BRUSHPOT WITH SCHOLARS, QING DYNASTY
Katalognummer: CA1218-007
Carved Zitan wood, signed Wu Shi, dated Jimao Year, either 1819 or 1879
China, Qing Dynasty

To one side the exterior of this large and heavy Zitan brushpot is carved with knots and recesses in order to simulate a gnarled section of a tree trunk. In the lower right of this side we find the artist signature and seal. The other side shows a picturesque landscape with a large tree and a footbridge. Seven scholars can be seen studying a scroll and two young disciples are accompanying the literati.

Shape: cylindrical shape
Dimensions: 19.5 cm height, diameter is 17.5 cm
Weight: 2,907 grams
Condition: excellent condition with usual signs of age and use, few tiny notches to rims
Provenance: from an American private collection

Auction results comparison: For two other Zitan ‘trea trunk’ brushpots see Sotheby’s, FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK, lot 557 or Sotheby’s, CHINESE ART, 31 MAY 2018 - 01 JUNE 2018, HONG KONG, lot 344 – both without figural scene and unsigned.

清代大型紫檀雕樹瘤文人筆筒
紫檀
中國,清代

造型:直筒形
尺寸:高 19.5 厘米,直徑 17.5 厘米
重量:2,907 克
品相:極好,有通常的年代與使用痕跡,邊緣有些微磕損
來源:美國私人收藏

Nachverkauf:  verkauft/sold

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