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China Antique Zitan Brushwasher Carving Scholar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 783713

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This is a very beautiful zitan brushwasher. The whole item is actually one big lotus leaf, beginning at the bottom underneath. The leaf curls up to the top, it looks like waves but not so. The curves of the leaf curl up to the top and then fold in. The whole piece is elegant and the patina fine. It is about 7 cm long, 5 cm wide and not quite 3 cm high. Middle Qing. The photograph at the back of the first image suggest a piece missing: this is not the case. 'The Qing artisan simply left a space at that place where the leaf curls in, looks like ocean waves.