- Other titles:
- Brush pot decorated with Li Bai
- Lower Asian gallery
- Further information
The yellow/brown glaze simulates carved bamboo. Such technical conceits, where one material was made to imitate another, were popular from the 1700s. The high-relief carved decoration depicts a gentleman with a long beard in official robe and cap, reclining against a flat-topped rock, upon which are a cup, a book and a vase. A young servant is seen squatting in front of him, ladling wine from a jar. Another servant stands to the back, holding a wine flask. The scene represents the enduring pleasure enjoyed by an official scholar communing with nature and indulging in literary creation.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.161.
- Place of origin
- China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Daoguang 1821–1850
- late 18th century-mid 19th century
- porcelain with yellow/brown relief decoration
- 12.1 x 6.9 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Laurence G. Harrison 1977
- Accession number