Antique Chinese Ivory Carved Grasshopper Brush Pot

This Chinese carved ivory is fascinating to look at. The carve detail on this piece is quite wonderful. The carvings on the brush pot are grasses, one gourd, a single lotus flower and the grasshopper. As you can see from the photos, there is a single opening in the top of the gourd which was used to house a single paint brush, bristle side down.

I love the carved detail of this piece. There are no signs of a signature anywhere. I purchased this from an old time dealer. It was, for years, in his personal collection of Asian art.

The piece is 2 ½" tall X 2" long X 3/4" wide (at the base). The depth of the brush opening is 2" deep. The condition is very good. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines, circa 1800.

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Item ID: RL-731

$375 USD

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