London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A SEPIA-ENAMELLED 'LANDSCAPE' BRUSH WASHER, XI
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The brush washer is decorated to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting two scholars by a pavilion in a rocky, mountainous landscape. The interior is decorated in famille rose with a scholar. The base bears the Bi ding ruyi mark of a brush, ink cake and ruyi sceptre.
4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam.
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