Gilt Lacquer Scroll Pot

c. 1930
H: 10.5" Dia: 10.0"
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Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - the scroll pot was a fixture of every traditional scholar’s studio. Used to hold calligraphy scrolls, this lacquered container is beautifully decorated on all eight sides with idyllic scenes of village life in a mountainous landscape. Painted with expressive brushwork in white and gold pigments, the scenes are enclosed by thin cartouche frames and surrounded by a pattern of dots and trailing vines.

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