Lot 73

An unusual finely carved Chinese bamboo jar, 19th century or earlier

Description:

An unusual finely carved Chinese bamboo jar, 19th century or earlier. Of amphora form with a turned fruitwood rim, the exterior carved in shallow relief depicting Guanyin amongst scrolling clouds with a flaming pearl, a deer carrying a large peach, a deer holding a lingzhi fungus in its mouth and a bat. Possibly to be utilised as a cricket jar. 4.7 in (12 cm) height, 2.4 in (6.1 cm) diameter.

Auction Date: September 2015

Estimate:

£100 - £300

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