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A Chinese zitan brushpot, well carved in relief and depicting lotus and a water garden. Height 15 cm

A fine carved white jade 'lotus leaf' brush washer, 'Bixi', early Qing Dynasty, 17 th/ 18 th century, the stem acting as a handle, the vessel supported on a bed of small leaves and tendrils, the veins in the leaves exquisitely carved, the exterior with tra

A cylindrical brushpot, Bitong, late Qing dynasty with raised bands encircling the mouth and base, raised on three shallow strap feet, probably of zitan, 15.5 cm high

A Chinese zitan brush pot the dark grained wood with markings. Height 10.5 cm

A zitan wood brush pot, Bitong, 19th/20th century, the cylindrical body relying on the slight concave and bull hair grain of the wood. Height 8.5 cm

Antique Chinese zitan brush pot slightly waisted cylindrical form. Supported on three short bracket feet with clear cow hair grain measures: 12.5 cm diameter, 13.2 cm high

A fine carved white jade 'lotus leaf' brush washer, 'Bixi', early Qing Dynasty, 17th /18th century, the stem acting as a handle, the vessel supported on a bed of small leaves and tendrils, the veins in the leaves exquisitely carved, the exterior with trace

Chinese zitan hexagonal brush pot small-leaf zitan wood and with beautiful bull hair grain, measures 14.6 cm

A Chinese zitan brush pot, the slightly tapering pot in typical dark timber unembellished but for a ringed and flattened rim and a ringed base. Height 13 cm. Diameter 11 cm

A zitan and ivory brushpot, 19th/20th century of irregular cylindrical form, the straight sides inlaid in ivory with a sage carrying a boy on his shoulders and a boy attendant at his side, beside rocks and with a bat and clouds above, the reverse carved wi

A zitan brush pot, fashioned as a tree trunk with pits, hollows, with small carved and pierced growths of pine and bamboo and two naturalistic cicadas, the wood in dark chocolate with blonde tones. Height 20 cm

Small Zitan square brush pot nicely shaped in a square barrel form, measures12.5 cm high.

Zitan brush pot in slightly waisted cylindrical and with beautiful bull hair grain, measures 12.8 cm high

A Chinese carved hardwood brush pot, possibly zitan wood. Height 13 cm. Diameter 13 cm

A carved zitan brushpot, of slender form, the exterior decorated in low relief with a battle scene of mounted warriors outside a walled gateway in a continuous mountain landscape, wood cover and base. 17.5 cm high

A Chinese jadeite washer, late Qing/Republic period, early 20th century, in the form of a peach and a finger citron, supported on a fitted zitan stand, 13 cm wide. Provenance: From a private Melbourne collection purchased in Hong Kong in the 1960's

A Chinese zitan brush pot. Utilising the natural contours and modulations of the timber, well carved in relief to one face with six elders or scholars in a rocky pine tree landscape; signed in seal and with characters to the lower base. Height diameter 14

A Chinese zitan brush pot. Utilising the natural contours and modulations of the timber, well carved in high relief to one face with a jovial bald male figure embracing the trunk with a dog of fo at his feet; signed with characters and dated 1978 within a

A Chinese zitan brush pot, a single turned piece of pleasing plain form with slightly concave sides. Height 11 cm

A carved zitan flower-form brushpot, Bitong, the steep sides carved as overlapping upright petals rising to the lipped rim, springing from a branch coiled to form the base, and with further stems bearing magnolia flowers and leaves carved in deep and under

A rare Chinese zitan wood brush pot, with poem and various characters carved to exterior. Height 19 cm. Depth 18.5 cm

A Chinese zitan brush pot, of unadorned near cylindrical form to show the fine grain of the timber and having a removable circular piece in the base. Height 21.5 cm. Diameter 20 cm

A Chinese zitan brush pot, late Qing Dynasty (late 19th/early 20th century), the small shaped oval pot with an irregular inverted rim with pierced and carved chilongs clambering up the sides. Height 6 cm. Length 10.5 cm. Width 6 cm

Chinese zitan wood carved brushpot, the rim carved with overlapping petals, the sides carved in relief with lotus plants, fruits and flowers. Height 15 cm

A large Chinese zitan brushpot, circa1970s, the cylindrical pot decorated to panels with low relief scenes of wise old men with notable figures and phoenix and dragon, interspersed with vertical banners with script proclaiming both long life and happiness.

Large Chinese carved zitan brush pot approx 19 cm high. Carved with figures

A Chinese zitan wood brush pot, one side carved as a naturalistic tree-trunk with branch scars, the other side with a deeply carved scene of a mendicant reclining on a rocky outcrop in a wooded glade above waves crashing upon rocks. Weight 2650gms. Height

A carved zitan flower-form brushpot Qing Dynasty the steep sides carved as overlapping upright petals rising to the lipped rim, the exterior decorated in deep relief with branches of flowering magnolia growing over the sides from rockwork encircling the ba

Chinese carved Zitan brush washer. Melons and vine decoration Depth 9 cm

A Chinese zitan octagonal brushpot, the lobed cylindrical brushpot of simple form, a removable circular bung stopper fitted to the base, 14 cm high

Chinese zitan carved wood brushpot, with alternating panels of vases with flowers and lines of calligraphy. Height 15.3 cm

A large Chinese zitan brush pot slightly tapered H:25.5 cm D:24.5 cm approx weight 5.3kg

A zitan brush pot, 19th/ 20th century, in a realistic form of a trunk of very dark tone, the brush pot decorated with two ruyi heads on one side. 15.8 cm high

A Chinese carved zitan brush pot. Cylindrical, the exterior carved to simulate a gnarled and knotty tree trunk. Height 17.5 cm. Diameter 14 cm.

A Chinese carved zitan brush pot, cylindrical, the exterior finely carved to simulate a gnarled and knotty tree trunk. Height 18.5 cm. Diameter 16.5 cm

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