brushpot with scenes of country pursuits

 
Nationality
Chinese
Creation date
Dynasty
Qing dynasty
Materials
various inlays in zitan wood
Dimensions
5 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.
Credit line
Gift of Professor and Mrs. R. Norris Shreve and Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert by exchange
Accession number
1997.45
Collection
Currently On View In
Valeria J. Medveckis Gallery - K308

This desktop accessory has minutely detailed pictorial designs created with flush and relief inlay.

The "100-treasure inlay" technique uses a multitude of materials, like amber, coral, ivory, mother of pearl, silver, various precious stones, and wood.

While working at a desk indoors, the owner of this brush pot might have been inspired to daydream about simple country pleasures.

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