Zitan Brush Pot

c. 1850
$2,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 7.25" D: 6.5" H: 8.0"
Materials
Wood
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One of a kind
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Collection #
CMKH071
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$100

This hand-carved brush pot, bitong in Chinese, likely contained calligraphy brushes on a desk in a scholar’s studio. It is carved of Zitan, a dark precious, extinct Chinese hardwood. Made to look "organic", like a natural tree, this shape reflects the quiet simplicity scholars strove for, and emphasizes their relationship with nature.

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