Chinese Brush Pot

By mwilcox

Brush Bottle1

Cylindrical Oriental vases of this type are generally "Brush Pots", used as part of a writing set for Japanese and Chinese handwritten script. This one appears to be porcelain, but they were also made from bone, ivory, pottery and Jade. Values for them depend mainly on the level of decoration and vintage. This one is in the "Rose Medallion" style marking on this one read "Da Qing Qianlong" , which translates to "Great Qing Dynasty Qianlong Period", but it is not a genuine marking and actually dates to the 1960's. Pieces like this tend to originate from Hong Kong. Values for these mid 20th century Brush Pots tend to be rather modest with most selling for less than $150.00