A Small Late 19th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Brush Pot

A Small Late 19th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Brush Pot

Code: 726068

Dimensions:

W: 6.5cm (2.6")H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 6.5cm (2.6")

£295.00 Approx $405.78, €345.43
 

This stylishly restrained hexagonal shaped Chinese brush pot is made from a dense red hardwood and the eight flat sides are delicately hand carved with a continuous mountain landscape included in which there is a bridge, trees, tall rock faces, a lake, and a temple amongst other details. The brush pot is simply finished around its base with a stepped flat moulding. These interesting pieces were intended to be used by Chinese scholars who would store their calligraphy and art brushes upside down to protect the bristles.
Circa 1890