Chinese brush pot with phoenix and flower

Chinese brush pot with phoenix and flower

SKU: F208
$120.00Price

 

Chinese brush pot with phoenix and flower

 

Material and method: Bamboo; hand carved

 

Origin: China

 

Maker: unsigned

 

Age: Perhaps mid- 20th century

 

Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm

 

Condition: Very good. The bottom (or nodal floor) has been broken but there is a second nodal floor which is intact and makes the pot functional.

 

Stock no: F208

 

Comments:

  • The bird on this brush pot is the Chinese phoenix or Fenghuang, a symbol of high virtue and grace.
  • Brush pots were used for Chinese calligraphy to hold clean brushes upright and are one of the items from “the scholar’s table”, along with water droppers, ink stones, etc. They were made of jade, porcelain, wood and bamboo and often finely decorated.

 

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