Carved bamboo brush-holder with female figures motif Late Ming or Early
Ch'ing dynasty (17th c.)
Height: 15.7 cm Diameter: 14.7 cm
This piece is made from a section of the bamboo stem which is hollow and tubular and has a node at its base, thus very suitable to be used as brush-holder. The outside wall is delicately carved with flowers and female figures. The carver's name "San-sung" is inscribed below the decoration. Chu San-sung was a famous bamboo-carver of the Chia-ting area in late Ming period.
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