Zitan Brush Pot with Soapstone Inlay

c. 1900
$2,480 USD
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Dimensions
H: 6.75" Dia: 6.75"
Materials
Stone
Purple Elmwood
Bone
Soapstone
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMKH070
Estimated Shipping
$75

Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - a brush pot, or bitong, was an essential fixture of the scholars' desk. This beautiful example is carved from zitan, a highly prized rare and slow-growing hardwood. Bone and soapstone inlays embellish the brush pot with images of delicately flowering prunus branches and a poetic inscription alongside the artist’s signature.

Brush pot has a repaired split to wood on one side.

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