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Finely Carved Bamboo Parfumier 18th C

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Finely Carved Bamboo Parfumier 18th C
Of cylindrical form, covered in a rich patina, the exterior deeply reticulated and well carved the entire length with the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove and their attendants, one playing the qin while the others look on and engage in different pursuits, all in a forest of pine and bamboo, fitted with a hardwood top and base. Minor age cracks. 18th C. 7 1.2 in.

Provenance: E&J Frankel Chinese Art, New York

The carvings on bamboo parfumiers can be as superior as any done on carved bamboo figures and brushpots of the 17th/18th C. The skill required is tested by the limited diameter of the bamboo stalk being carved. Compare a finely carved bamboo parfumier with similar subject matter, Christies Swire, March 22, 1993, lot 544, Compare also Christies Hong Kong, October 31, 2001, lot 531; Christies Hong Kong, October 28, 2002, lot 762; Christies Hong Kong, May 1, 1994. lot 527.

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