NAUGURAL EXHIBITION: Hong Kong, 23 - 28 May 2007
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Works of Art


17th Century

Height: 14.2cm

The cup is of slender fluted form rising from a thick prunus bough issuing contorted branches which twist around the sides. Two birds are perched on the upturned prunus branches.

Lignaloes wood, or Eaglewood as it is referred to in the west, is a fragrant wood commonly used for incense and medicinal purposes. The rare material is generally found in relatively small pieces and bonded together in sections by a thin lacquer substance in order for the wood to be large enough to be carved.