Lot 128: BRUSH CUP WITH LANDSCAPE RELIEF
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Bamboo trunk. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th cent.
Very good work, especially considering the challenge of carving this material. The depiction in raised relief offers a Shanshui landscape with lofty mountain chains, lake, islands, pavilions and watch tower. On the water, boats carrying passengers. The bamboo is a symbol of long life, modesty, a demon warder and a difficult motif for calligraphers. Some age characteristics, patina, altogether good preservation.
HEIGHT 18 CM, DM 9,4 CM
From a German collection