6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A BRONZE MOUNTAIN FORMED BRUSH REST, MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER (1368-1644)
the five peaked mountain formed from many individual strands of upright bronze, the centre opening up into a cavern with a platform entrance, to one side a man holds the reins of his saddled horse -- 7in. (17.5cm.) wide, fitted wood stand.
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Exhibited by the Oriental Ceramic Society, The Chinese Scholars Desk 17th to 18th Century, An Exhibition held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Oct 1st- Oct 31st 1979, p.9, no. 36.
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Plesch collection (Bm 18B); acquired from Czerno, Amsterdam, 4th March 1977.