OBJECTS FOR THE SCHOLAR'S DESK, Hong Kong 2008
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Scholar's Implements

A CARVED BAMBOO WATERPOT

17TH CENTURY

DIAMETER: 7CM

The bamboo root waterpot is naturalistically carved as a section of a pine tree with branches curling around the sides issuing clusters of needles. The trunk of the knotted tree is carved in low relief as it wraps along the back of the vessel.

SIMILAR EXAMPLE
A similar pebble-shaped bamboo waterpot, in the collection of the Jiading Museum, is published in Jiading Bamboo Carving, Shanghai, 2007, p. 19.

十七世紀竹根雕松樹形水盂