OBJECTS FOR THE SCHOLAR'S DESK, Hong Kong 2018
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Scholar's Implements

A ROCK CRYSTAL WATERPOT

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

LENGTH: 9CM

The washer is carved from a block of rock crystal decorated with five scrolling lingzhi sprays spreading around the spherical vessel and forming its base. The rock crystal washer rests on a wooden base decorated with peaches and foliage.

The lingzhi is a classic rebus for longevity and the lingzhi , ruyi and clouds are homonyms and often interchangeable in Chinese art.

清十八世紀 水晶靈芝紋水洗連座