731
731
A 'ZITAN' BRUSHPOT 
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
731
A 'ZITAN' BRUSHPOT 
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A 'ZITAN' BRUSHPOT 
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
of circular section, the thick-walled vessel with plain straight sides enclosed between a raised band just below the gently concave mouthrim and a narrower, tapered filet with beaded lower edge just above the countersunk base, all raised on a short tapered foot, the densely grained wood of a dark reddish-brown tone, with distinctive reddish-gold flecking, and a lustrous patina
Height 6 in., 15.3 cm
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Catalogue Note

The thick walls, carved from a single block of wood, and the plain surface are admirable features consistent with late Ming and early Qing dynasty hardwood brushpots. The lack of carved decoration draws attention to the inherent qualities of the rich, finely grained wood. The articulation of the rims, the rounded filet of the in-stepped base highlights the elegant line of the form as light hits the lustrous surface. A zitan brushpot of smaller proportion, but similar form, was excavated from the Wanli Period tomb of Zhu Shoucheng near Shanghai and is illustrated in The Chinese Scholar's Studio, Artistic Life in the Late Ming Dynasty, An Exhibition from the Shanghai Museum, The Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1987, cat. no. 69N.

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