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China Antique Brushpot Tree Root H 28 cm W 25 cm


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 761262

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This is a seemingly wild brushpot or scroll pot. This is the actual root system of what was once a tree: it has been pulled from the ground, cleaned and "enhanced" a bit but mainly left alone. Many years ago it must have been cleaned up but is otherwise as it was sometime in the Middle Qing. It could hold 1-2 scrolls, a number of brushes and look smashing on the desk of a scholar or artist. Measurements coming. Please note: the color of the actual pot is the natural wood color although patinated. It is not the reddish hue in the pictures, two of which -- Panels 2 and 12 are the correct color. This pot 10 1/4 high and about the same wide at the top. More measurementc coming.