Brushpots: A Collector's View

  • Publisher : Ca Book Publishing
  • Author: Sam Marsh
  • Language: Chinese / English
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781912168163
  • HK$750.00

This lavishly illustrated and meticulously detailed catalogue of over one hundred previously unpublished brushpots from Ashfield Collection is a treasure trove for anyone interested in classical Chinese literati.

Assembled over more than thirty years, this personal collection offers a compelling portrait of one of the key objects typically found on a scholar’s table. With pots made of porcelain, enamels, metal, jade, wood and ivory, and dating from the 17th century to the present day, the catalogue shows the variety and breadth of brushpots’ design. The detailed descriptions and extensive photographs offer the reader an opportunity to experience the richness of the Chinese scholar’s intellectual world and to delve deeper into the subtleties underlaying the decoration of brushpots.