Zitan Brush Pot

c. 1900
$2,480 USD
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H: 6.75" Dia: 6.75"
Purple Elmwood
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A brush pot or bitong, such as this one, was often found among a scholar’s brushes, inkpot, and inkstone. This beautiful example is carved from zitan, a highly prized rare and slow-growing hardwood. Mother of pearl and soapstone inlays embellish the brush pot with images of delicately flowering prune branches with a poetic inscription and the artist’s signature.

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