13 November 2015,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A BROWN SOAPSTONE 'LOTUS' BRUSH WASHER, XI
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The large lotus leaf is carved in relief and undercut around the sides and base with lotus stems bearing smaller leaves and flowers. The stone is of a dark brown and caramel tone and infused with mottled inclusions.
6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) wide, original wood stand
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Andrew Albert Ernst Franklin CVO., CBE (1914-2002), and then by descent within the family.
Please note that this is a brown soapstone brush washer and not brown jade as stated in the catalogue.
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