Pair of Chinese biscuit porcelain turquoise-glazed brushwashers, each in the form of Budai with their outstretched arms encircling the aperture, covered in a rich turquoise glaze, the base unglazed.
2 ⅝ inches, 6.7 cm long.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Pierre Saqué, 12 Avenue George V, Paris, 3rd April 1929.
- A similar pair are illustrated by John Ayers in The Chinese Porcelain Collection of Marie Vergottis, 169 & 170, p. 150; another mounted in ormolu was sold by Sotheby’s Monaco in their auction of Belle Collection de Porcelains de Chine et Objets d’Art Chinois, 18th June 1988, lot 1322, pp. 10/11; a further pair from the collection of Baron Fould-Springer was sold by Christie’s Paris in their auction of Succession du Baron Fould-Springer et Objects d’Art provenant de la Succession de Cecile de Rothschild, 11th March 2003, lot 100, pp. 54/55.