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Bamboo brush pot
I've bought this pot today and i wonder if it would be late Qing - Early 20th.
It looks very nicely carved compared to a lot of the ones I have seen. A nice colour, too. Is the base intact?
Can you show a picture of the bottom?
Thank you for your messages. Indeed I found it nicely carved and the price was right so I let myself be tempted but I don't know anything about brush pots. I don't have the object in hand yet, I have to pick it up in a few days at the auction house. I'm also waiting to see the color in real life because artificial photo box lights often make it look different.
What do you mean by intact? I no longer have the photo of the bottom but I could do some.
Sometimes bamboo brush pots end up with holes in the bottom as the base part can be quite thin.
Did you get it in France?
I see. Thank you.
Yes in France
@crazy-frenchy The carving style seems odd to me. Generally, the carvings are rendered to create depth with open space to contact against detailed areas.
This bitong looks very crowded and everything is carved at similar depths.
Likely 20th c., or just of low quality.
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