Large bamboo brushpot (bitong) carved in high relief with scholars in a mountain landscape with pavilion, pine and willow trees, rocks and a bat ( Chinese: bianfu) a very auspicious creature in Chinese culture symbolizing happiness and good fortune. Qing, most probably mid 19th cent. H. 15,5 cm. Diam. 13 cm. Condition: very good, just two minor chips and fine cracks.
A natural piece of hardwood, most probably zitan rootwood, in the form of a contorted mountain. Wonderful, deep color. The interior red color of the wood visible in certain places. Later Japanese stand of dark colored root wood. Qing, 19th cent. H 12.5 cm, L 23 cm. Condition: Excellent.
A rare double walnuts toggle carved in the form of a miniature landscape with sages, buildings and trees, made from two inter grown walnuts. Signed: Shuixing. Qing, 18–19th cent. Condition: Excellent with nice wear from handling.
A rare paperweight of polished bronze in the form of a reclining goat (tong yang zhenzhi ). Mid Qing, 18th century. H 6 cm, L 8 cm. Condition: Very good with beautiful patina and nice wear from handling.
A small but highly attractive miniature mountain-shape stone (shanzi )for the scholar’s table with minor modifications. Fitted base of dark wood. Late Qing to early Republican Period (early 20th cent.). H 8.5 cm, L 22 cm (w. base). Condition: Excellent.
Small brushpot (bitong) of partly carved boxwood to emulate tree trunk with natural hols. Deep brown with lacquered surface. Inserted in fitted base on four, short legs. Qing, mid-18th cent. H 8.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.