• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    A CARNELIAN AGATE BRUSHWASHER

    19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A CARNELIAN AGATE BRUSHWASHER
    19TH CENTURY
    Carved as an upturned vine leaf with its stalk forming the handle, a gnarled branch carved in high relief with two squirrels scampering amongst bunches of grapes curling around the underside and forming the foot, the leaf cleverly using the translucent greyish stone, and the squirrels, grapes and branch using the orange-red and caramel inclusions
    3 in. (7.5 cm.) wide, carved and pierced fitted wood stand


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