The chenxiangmu (eagleswood) brushpot is carved in unusually high relief with a scene of a small figure holding a qin within a rocky landscape amidst lush foliage of pine, wutong trees, plantain and bamboo, with a small cottage visible in the distance. The brushpot has a curved rim and rests on a hardwood base. The interior is lacquered, fitted with a copper lining.
A brushpot with a similar landscape decoration in the Beijing Palace Museum is published in The Complete Collection of Chinese Bamboo, Wood Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Volume 4: Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn 中國竹木牙角器全集4: 牙角器, Beijing, 2009, p. 54, Catalogue No. 51.