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China Antique Scholar's Object rosewood Palette


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 713461

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This beautiful "tray" was used in the Qing dynasty by artists and scholars either to "dry" their brushes or as a palette for their inks. The rosewood is elaborately carved with insects associated with water, a prominent pair of beetles facing each other may be seen. They rest on a flat lotus leaf of 33 sections. It has been carved out at the petals. There are no discernible defects.