Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain brush rest, bige, modelled as a curved five peak mountain moulded on the front with a fish rising among waves, the reverse with a qilin amongst plants, ingot and a coin, all on a green ground with aubergine and yellow glaze, the edge highlighted in yellow, the unglazed biscuit base slightly concave.
4 ¾ inches, 12.1 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, with label.
- A similar brush rest from the collection of the late John Levy, Esq., son of the Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides, was sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Fine Chinese Export Porcelain, Jade Carving and Works of Art, 29th November 1977, lot 35, pp. 14/15.
Two minute glaze flakes near to tips re-touched, natural glaze grizzles.