QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Of cylindrical form and carved from a single bamboo section, the brushpot is carved and undercut in the shape of a gnarled pine tree trunk with smaller branches issuing from either side of the trunk and clusters of pine needles extending towards the irregular mouth of the brushpot. The tree trunk is flanked by two cranes.
A larger bamboo brushpot similarly carved in the Nanjing Museum is published in Chinese Bamboo Carving Part I, Hong Kong, 1978, p. 75 plate 5 and p. 144-45 plate 9.
A Private Swiss Collector Hugh Moss (Includes an invoice dated to 1977)