A Chinese carved bamboo brushpot (Bitong) Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th century,
A Chinese carved bamboo brushpot (Bitong) Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th century, carved in high relief with a group of scholars and works in paddy fields, in a rocky landscape with overhanging fir branches, on short, bracket feet, signed in ink to base, 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) high, good patina.
* Condition: Several natural hairline cracks to wood around base and one slightly deeper to rim. Colour slightly faded from water to feet, one foot with similar fading in the surrounding area. One tiny, very old chip to lower edge. Good overall with good patina.