An intricately carved lacquer brushpot on this theme from the Qing court collection, now in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Jiufang Li, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Lacquer Wares of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 2006, pl. 42. Compare another in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated in James C. Y. Watt and Barbara Ford, East Asian Lacquer: The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, New York, 1991, cat. no. 44. Another example, but of carved polychrome lacquer, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th October 2010, lot 2173. A similar example was sold in these rooms 15th/16th September 2015, Lot 238.
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