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Perfume holder

Perfume holder

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bamboo, horn and rosewood, carved

  • Credit Line:

    Andrew Burman Gift

  • Museum number:

    W.27-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bamboo perfume holder, cylindrical, carved and pierced with eight figures of Arhats amid pine trees; the figures are in two stages, above being five and below three; four are riding on animals, the remainder being on foot, framed by a band of fret border on each end topped with a horn cap with a hole where a rosewood stopper fits into.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1700-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bamboo, horn and rosewood, carved

Descriptive line

Perfume holder, carved bamboo, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1700-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 47, fig. 47.

Labels and date

Case of carved and pierced bamboo, horn and rosewood.
CHINESE. H. 9 1/2 in., diam. 1 3/4 in. Given by Andrew Burman, Esq.
W.27, 27a, 27b-1909.
Cylindrdical in shape, the body carved and pierced with eight figures of Arhats (Buddhist apostles or missionaries) amid pine trees; the figures are in two stages, above being five and below three; four are riding on animals, the remainder being on foot. At each end is a band of fret ornament, beyond which is a horn cap with a hole in the middle, into which fits a rosewood stopper. [pre 2005]

Materials

Bamboo; Horn; Rosewood

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Pine tree; Figures

Collection

East Asia Collection

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