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    Posted 6 years ago

    juggledvm
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    This a 6 inch tall Chinese brush pot. It is 4 inches in diameter. I came across it and do not know any history. I have seen similar figures on 18th century brush pots but have no idea how to identify if it is really old, or Chinese or a reproduction. The walls are more than half an inch thick. The bottom is much thinner and appears to be a different kind of wood. The carvings are very ornate and beautiful. Can anyone help me identify this objec

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    1. grendel67, 6 years ago
      Well I would say its Chinese do how the people look and it looks to be made of bamboo due to the color and how the surface looks if you have a picture of the bottom I would know for sure. It has some age to it by how the surface looks it has some fine cracks form age . Does it have any writing on it?
    2. juggledvm, 6 years ago
      Thank you much for your prompt response. I will try to post a picture of the bottom on Monday. It has been fascinating researching Chinese brush pots and I am very curious about this one. I found the scene with the little building with the people in it depicted on 18th century brush pots but maybe that is just a common image. I look forward to your further comments. The bottom is much thinner than the walls and appears to be a different kind of wood. I was going to post a view from the top but I am still trying to figure out how to add a photo to a reply comment. More to come...
    3. juggledvm, 6 years ago
      I managed to post a picture of the bottom and another of the side. There does not appear to be any writing. Hope this helps
    4. grendel67, 6 years ago
      Its bamboo.Every section that you see on bamboo has that thin wall on the bottom. That why they made cups and brush pots.you can make a lot out of bamboo.
    5. juggledvm, 6 years ago
      Do you think it may be as old as from the 18th century? The images are similar to those I have seen on other brush pots of that age. Do you have any guess on age? I have read that dating these items can be very difficult. Are there people that could look at this?
    6. grendel67, 6 years ago
      I would not have a problems saying its late 18th early 19th it has the right look and wear I would expect to see on a older piece. But to give a pinpoint date that would be very hard to do. I am sure you could find someone that deals in Asian antiques but give you a date would be a very hard to do. If it was signed that would help pin point to a artist that you could attribute to by look at other pieces that they done.
    7. juggledvm, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much for your input. It is such a beautiful piece and you have shed some light on the history. I don't know if it has value but it does look good in my house.

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