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Large 18th C Chinese Scholar's Zitan Brushpot
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A wonderful hand made Chinese Scholar's zitan brush pot. The top and bottom ridges were hand chiseled. The body has a slight curved waist and it sits on 3 short feet. The grain is so fine that it was difficult to photograph, but it has all the features that one would expect to find in the finest zitan. The wood is dense and heavy, and has a well aged patina. There is an old age crack on the side and bottom that was restored years ago, see last 2 photos. The restoration is not visible on the side, but you can see it on the bottom, last photo. Antique condition is considered excellent. It measures 5.5 inches high, 5" diameter. Dates circa late 1700.