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 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
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
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 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 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
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.
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
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