Chinese Free Form Root Wood
Scholar Brush Pot
Burls and Gnarls
China. Circa: early 1900s'
in.(64cm), W 14 in.(36cm), D 15 in.(38cm)
finely polished burl wood brush pot twists and turns in untamed free form. On
its layered surface, accentuated rinds ran like molten lava, along with protuberance
of large and small gnarls intertwined in a smoke wreathed curling mass-- which
evokes a reminiscence of Zen aesthetics in art and poetry. Chinese culture has
cherished the natural beauty of scholar stone and burl wood brush pot for thousand
of years. Undoubtedly this large brush pot was designed for an accomplished artist
or calligrapher who worked with big brushes.
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