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A Precious Wood Water Basin of Ming Dynasty

A Precious Wood Water Basin of Ming Dynasty

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1800: Item # 1068272

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A wood water basin was nicely carved in shape of a lotus leaf with a lotus pond.
It was preserved in very good condition by nice brownish patina.
Some of the seeds in the lotus pond were still movable when some were sticked but nothing is missing.
It was a charming and very rare piece by this type.
Most of the old wood pieces were made as brush pots in relief carving.
This piece was carved in delicate workmanship to imitate the lotus leaf by thin wall and vivid scrolling stems.
It was then obtained the highest esthtic mood of Chinese wood carvings.

It was published in the annually published book: 2011 CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART AUCTION.

Date: Late Ming to Early Qing periods, 16th/17th century.

Width: 12.7cm x 10cm, Height: 5.4cm, Weight: 41grams.