Lot 2971. A large carved aloeswood brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 280,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The brush pot is carved from a large segment of aloeswood, in high and low relief to produce the effect of depth and perspective, with scholars and their attendants, gathered in groups and depicted in various pursuits to include scenery appreciation, tea drinking and scholarly discussion, well-detailed in a continuous landscape with craggy mountains and pine trees and bamboo grove. The base is of hardwood.