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  • Rootwood and Pebble ‘Lotus Flower’

    Room for study: fifty scholars’ objects

    31 October - 29 November, 2019

    This exhibition is the first at Eskenazi Limited dedicated entirely to objects from the Chinese scholars' studio. Broad in time-scale and ranging over a number of categories, highlights include a seventeenth-century huanghuali table, a rootwood stand, archaic bronze vessels, a selection of scholars' rocks, lacquerwares, brushpots and paintings, both classical and contemporary.

    Rootwood and Pebble ‘Lotus Flower’

    Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century

    Naturally formed from rootwood and several small pebbles, this ‘lotus flower’ with its curving stem supporting a large bloom with unfurling ‘petals’ would have made a striking addition to a scholar’s studio.

    Height: 46.0cm