Lot 47
  • 47

A CARVED AND PIERCED BAMBOO 'MEIREN' BRUSHPOT LATE MING DYNASTY

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
37,500 USD
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Description

of cylindrical form set over three low rectangular feet, well carved with a lush garden enclosing two scholar's studios, one studio occupied by a lady seated at a writing desk with brush in hand, an attendant waiting nearby and a second approaching carrying a bowl, the architecture of the studio minutely described including the paneled walls and the drawn curtains, a balustraded path nearby leading to a pond surrounded by trees and rockwork, the second studio at the other side of the pond backed with a 'moon window' carved in openwork to reveal a tree growing behind, the entire composition carved in high relief heightening the sense of depth, the fine details depicted in low relief, the bamboo patinated to a warm russet-brown 
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