London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A carved wood brushrest with inset white jade plaque, 18th Century
the rectangular wood rest carved and pierced as swirling cloud scrolls, with a lowered tier to the right edge, a jade plaque, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), inserted to the flat top, pierced through with a scrolling dragon, with a fierce open mouthed expression, amongst lotus flowerheads and foliage -- 6¼in. (15.9cm.) wide.
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