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Brush Holder with Travelers in Mountain Landscape (Translation) 竹雕行旅圖筆筒 沈兼 清初 (Primary Title)
Made from a section of bamboo, this brush holder depicts mountain travelers surrounded by ancient pine trees. The signature is that of Shen Jian, a master of the style of bamboo carving from Jiading, near today’s Shanghai. The holder’s dynamic composition and intricate, layered details carved in high relief are characteristic of the Jiading school.