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Nicholas S. Pitcher Oriental Art

Chinese Shisou inlaid bronze brush-pot
China
Qing dynasty
gilded bronze
4in., 10cms. high

An unusual Chinese bronze cylindrical brush-pot inlaid in silver wire and gold with, on one side, two goats and a kid beneath a moon and clouds, the reverse with a stylised dragon roundel, all between bands of key-pattern at the foot and rim.

Signed in silver wire on the base Shisou.

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