13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 17,500
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN IRON-RED AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED BRUSH HANDLE
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD
The handle is densely decorated to the exterior with two turtles above a band of waves, all below a band of swastika and floral scrolls.
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
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Compare the current lot to a pair of wucai brush holders from the Meiyintang Collection, also dating to the Wanli period but decorated with dragons, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 October 2001, lot 38.
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