An antique Oriental scholar's rock brush pot. Utilising the natural inflections of the pale timber and carved to depict a hollowed, gnarled and knotted trunk with provision for brushes, with intricate pierced carving to the sides of flowering prunus an
A mother of pearl inlaid wooden brush pot, depicting branches of magnolia and other flowers amidst rockwork, with varying colours of hardstone including lapis lazuli detailing the slightly waisted sides of the pot, 10.5 cm high. Provenance: purchased 1970s
Early Chinese carved & reticulated ivory brush pot (missing base) on carved wood stand. Provenance: Estate late Lawrence & Nora (nee Moon) Illingworth - Collected Shanghai c.1920s-30s; thence by descent. Height 25 cm (total). Wt.479g (section)
An unusual Chinese metal mounted rosewood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, probably 19th century, with good patination and well carved from a single piece of timber, the brushpot of squared tapering form with a folded metal rim, each facet with incised script; inke
A hardstone inlaid hardwood brushpot, Bitong late Qing dynasty of cylindrical form, the sides inlaid in coloured stones and mother-of-pearl with a pair of birds in flight above flowering prunus, and with a two line inscription on the reverse 17.5 cm high
Two Chinese wooden Brushpots. Each carved with scholars engaged in leisurely pursuits, including games of 'Go' and drinking tea in bamboo groves and under pine trees, each with a tripod base, 18.5 cm high
A Chinese 'Wood grain' glazed porcelain brush pot, 20th century, the quatrefoil shaped stand raised on small feet, decorated with a striking red brown wood grain glaze further decorated with a gold and black dragon, green glazed to the interior, with a tim
A hardstone inlaid hardwood brushpot, Bitong, Qing dynasty of cylindrical form, the sides inlaid with a pair of kingfishers in flight above a lotus pond, one holding a fish in its beak rising above lotus flowers and leaves and tall bamboo growing beside ro
A carved timber brushpot, later Qing Dynasty, 19th century, the hexagonal pot, each facet well carved with scrolls, auspicious symbols and vases of flowers upon an extended stepped base with incised and low relief patterns; bearing a jian ding wax seal und
A carved ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century, of cylindrical form, the sides carved in deep relief on the exterior with a scene of boys celebrating beside a garden pavilion, some carrying a banner, others playing musical instruments and others
An ivory figural okimono, late Meiji period, of a man on a rocky ledge carrying a basket on his head filled with gourds, the fruiting vine trailing down to a small boy standing on a lower ledge; together with a pair of small Shibayama brushpots, each decor
A Chinese bamboo brush pot, the rectangular brush pot with a shaped extended rim and base in hardwood and raised on small feet, each face relief carved with traditional landscape and pavilion settings and populated with small figures. Height 16.5 cm. Width
A Chinese cylindrical brushpot, 19th /20th century. Carved with the seven sages of the bamboo grove, signed on the decoration, wood mounts. 15.8 cm high, 10.2 cm diameter. Provenance: Private Melbourne Collection
A good Chinese heavy burlwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th century, of naturalistic form, the surface grain twisted and contorted, well patinated. 22.3 cm high, 15.5 cm wide. Provenance: Private Melbourne Collection
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