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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2556

    A RU-TYPE PEACH-SHAPED BRUSHWASHER, XI

    Price Realised  

    A RU-TYPE PEACH-SHAPED BRUSHWASHER, XI
    YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)

    The naturalistically modelled shallow peach-shaped vessel with the stalk, leaves and one small peach forming a handle at one side, covered overall with a thick, opaque grayish-green glaze thinning around the edges of the pointed leaves and gnarled stem to reveal the dark body underneath, the base with ten spur marks encircling an unglazed circular disc
    6 in. (15.2 cm) across


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    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 1999, lot 596.

    Compare a similar Yongzheng brushwasher in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Ancient Chinese Ceramic Gallery, Shanghai, 1996, pl. 87; another shallower example from the Carl Kemp Collection in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha, Vol. 9, black and white illustration no. 275. A larger example is illustrated in Qing Porcelain of Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong from the Palace Museum Collection, 1989, p. 447, pl. 129.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY