The present example is rare in being moulded but not pierced. Several pierced wucai brushrests variously with three and five peaks have been published.
Comparable examples of three-peaked brushrests may be found in the Percival David Foundation, Catalogue, section 5, no. 752; in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 14, pl. 69; in the Malcolm MacDonald Collection, Catalogue, pl. CXV, no. 308; in Rogan, Antiques in Australia from Private Collections, p. 73; in R.L. Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, pl. 37, fig. 1; in du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, p. 166, no. 2; in Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, Catalogue, no. 28, formerly in the E.T. Chow Collection; in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, pls. 733 and 734; and in the exhibition, In Pursuit of the Dragon, Seattle Art Museum, 1988, Catalogue, no. 76. For a five-peaked example from the Beijing Palace Museum, see Chyugoku Bunbutso Kenbun, pl. 32. Another from the E.T. Chow Collection sold in these Rooms, 8 October 1990, lot 440.
Compare also the unreticulated three-peaked mountain decorated in blue and white from the Idemitsu Art Gallery, illustrated in Toji Taikei, New Heibonsha Series, no. 42, pl. 86; and the example sold in these Rooms, 29 September 1992, lot 481.