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19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer and Gilt Brush Pot
This black lacquered brush pot, which was an essential fixture of a scholar's studio, is hand painted with alternating depictions of garden scenes and flower motifs. These ornate gilt paintings have mellowed beautifully, revealing a depth of character that only time can achieve. This brush pot once held a collection of brushes for use in calligraphy and painting. Placed beside his inkpot and insktone, this 19th century brush pot once held select calligraphy brushes in a scholar’s studio. Carefully selected as a source of beauty and creative inspiration, the black lacquered brush pot was not simply a decorative object but a work of art. Ornate gilt paintings adorn each side of the vessel with alternating scenes of blossoming flowers and scholars strolling through a garden. The lacquered finish of this beautiful brush pot has gained a rich character, imbued with the texture of time from its centuries of use.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1850
- Materials and TechniquesLacqueredElm
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 7.5 in. x W 5.25 in. x D 5.25 in.H 19.05 cm x W 13.34 cm x D 13.34 cm
- Seller LocationChicago, IL
- Seller Reference NumberBJAA111
- Reference NumberLU820012998761
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