Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
The cylindrical brushpot is carved in low relief with a continuous scene of a farewell by the river. The landscape is set at a house within dense bamboo and lush vegetation under rocky cliffs. The elderly host sends off his guest while the attendant brings a qin to the boat.
A similar brushpot depicting an identical motif, signed Wang Heng (Meilin) is published in Series of Exceptional Carvings – Selected Ming & Qing Bamboo Carvings, Taipei, 2005, pp. 40-41