3717
3717
A CARVED BAMBOO 'QIAO SISTERS' BRUSH POT
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3717
A CARVED BAMBOO 'QIAO SISTERS' BRUSH POT
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A CARVED BAMBOO 'QIAO SISTERS' BRUSH POT
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the cylindrical body of gently waisted form and resting on three short feet, the exterior carved in low relief with the Qiao sisters, one depicted seated on a daybed, the other on a low stool, both reading from a single book, each figure portayed dressed in long flowing robes, the background with a table decorated with a teapot, cup, incense burner and tools and a gu vessel issuing a bouquet, the bamboo patinated to a rich reddish-brown colour
15.2 cm, 6 in.
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Catalogue Note

This finely carved brush pot, rendered with the popular scene of the two Qiao sisters, represents the height of bamboo carving in the late Ming and early Qing periods. The Qiao sisters in Chinese history became legendary for their beauty and for marrying two famous war heroes. They were the daughters of the official Qiao Xuan (109-83) of the late Han dynasty, with one marrying the warlord Sun Ce, and the other marrying Sun’s close friend, General Zhou Yu.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong