Lot 68

Piccus Coll. 18th C. Chinese Root Wood Brush Washer

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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18th century Chinese carved root wood brush washer. Beautifully carved from one piece of root burl in the shape of a pomegranate, with calyx at one end and immature fruit with leaf and stalk at the other, the interior lacquered in deep red. Foil Piccus Collection sticker on the interior. Accompanied by a slide of the piece with a "The Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Piccus Collection, Lot 83, 18 Sept.,1997" Christie's New York sticker. Provenance: The Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Piccus Collection. Sold at Christie's New York September 18, 1997. Purchased by the most recent owner at Asiantiques in 2003. Literature: Robert P. Piccus, ed., Wood From The Scholar's Table, Chinese Hardwood Carvings and Scholar's Articles, Hong Kong, 1984, pp. 82-83.


In overall good condition, apart from some surface accretions. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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