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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3208

    A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PUCE-ENAMELLED BRUSH HANDLES

    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

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    A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PUCE-ENAMELLED BRUSH HANDLES
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Each cylindrical handle is boldly decorated with two ferocious five-clawed dragons writhing through stylised clouds and five bats.
    8 3/4 in. (22 cm.) long, fitted box


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    A very similarly decorated pair of brushes with iron-red dragons from the Wang Xing Lou Collection is illustrated in Imperial Perfection, The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors, Hong Kong, 2004, p. 94 & 95, no. 31

    Provenance

    Sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2009, lot 287