an inlaid huanghuali brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 黃花梨嵌寳梅花紋筆筒
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
An inlaid huanghuali brushpot, bitong
Qing dynasty, 18th century
of cylindrical form and finely inlaid with wood, hardstones and mother-of-pearl depicting a large prunus branch in full blossom entwined with a leafy stem of red flowers
Height 13 cm, 5⅛ in.
Several splits to the base, with associated minor cracks running upwards.
Some small areas of infills to the gap of the carving, various tiny nicks to the inner rim.
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