Fine Art Asia Pavilion: Maria Kiang Chinese Art 典亞藝博展亭: Maria Kiang中國藝術

A bamboo root prunus waterpot
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
H: 5.2cm (excluding base)
Provenance: A Taiwanese private collection

清代 竹根雕梅花型水洗
高. 5.2公分(連底座)

The waterpot is carved from bamboo root in the form of a flowering prunus bud, each petal curled inward in high relief. The base consists of a coiled network of blossoming prunus branches.
The bamboo root is deeply patinated to a dark caramel colour.