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China Antique Late Ming early Qing Huanghuali brushpot

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This elegant huanghuali brushpot was carved in the late Ming-early Qing period. There is a Tang dynasty poem carved into it, the figures in the low relief are two famous monks Han Shan and Shi De. They are shown discussing a famous Tang poem, written by Zhang Ji. We leave it for its next keeper to translate. The grain is a fine huanghuali one, there are gui-lia-er (ghost eyes) in the grain. The plug is original. (The pot does not tell us the year of carving nor the name of the carver -- so he must remain anonymous.)Height is 13.5 cm and diameter is 12.5 cm.