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Chinese Calligraphers Brush Pot

Chinese Calligraphers Brush Pot Do you have one of these holding back your door in the wind?

If you do dig it out and get it down to your local auction room this one was found being used as a doorstop in Hertfordshire and was valued at £20,000 to £30,000 if you think that is good, it only gets better!  The auction house was hit by a whirlwind of bidding on the phones and in the auction room, the vendor chose to stay at home and watch on-line to see his doorstop taking the bidding up to £150,000 an amazing life changing amount of money.

The pot, being held in the picture below by Yexue Li, who works in Sworders' Asian art department, is made from a single block of zitan - the rare hardwood largely reserved for use in the Qing Imperial household.

It is intricately carved with dozens of figures in the popular 'hundred boys' subject, a highly auspicious theme in Chinese art intended to inspire the creation of a large and joyous family.

- See more at: http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2014/may/02/the-150000-doorstop-with-an-imperial-past/#sthash.0sk2TdGC.dpuf
The pot is intricately carved with the popular but highly auspicious theme of 'hundred boys' which is to inspire the creation of large and joyous families, it is made from a single block of Zitan a rare hardwood used mainly for the Qing Imperial Household, it is an impressive 9.5 inches high and is late 18th to early 19th century.

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The pot, being held in the picture below by Yexue Li, who works in Sworders' Asian art department, is made from a single block of zitan - the rare hardwood largely reserved for use in the Qing Imperial household.

It is intricately carved with dozens of figures in the popular 'hundred boys' subject, a highly auspicious theme in Chinese art intended to inspire the creation of a large and joyous family.

- See more at: http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2014/may/02/the-150000-doorstop-with-an-imperial-past/#sthash.0sk2TdGC.dpuf
Created On  8 May 2014 10:10 in Searching for AntiquesGlobal Antiques update  -  Permalink

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