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Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Holder

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 30481

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This late 19th century Chinese bamboo brush holder (Bitong) is 12 inches tall and 5 inches at its widest part. It was carved in high relief and lacquered. The top part of the cylinder presents the story of the seven immortals of the bamboo grove. Four immortals are looking at a scroll picture; two are playing ¡°Go¡± and one is watching them play. The bottom half of the cylinder depicts five elders gathering in a garden surrounded by pine trees. Two are in a pavilion chatting; two are playing ¡°Go¡± and one is watching. There is some minor flaking of the lacquer. Otherwise, it is in good condition.