Refined gathering II—selection of marchant and Japanese collection of ming porcelain

5366 | Wanli period,(1563-1620 AD) A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘DRAGON’BRUSH-REST

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘DRAGON’BRUSH-REST

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Size: L15.8cm;H10.8cm

Signed and dated: Wanli period,(1563-1620 AD)

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 1,450,000


Wanli Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
• Purchased from C. T. Loo,Paris,15th June 1943
• Formerly in the collection of Professor Robert de Strycker
• The S Marchant & Son,no.M3417
Exhibited
• Musee communal de Louvain,18th July to 18th October 1964

An imperial blue and white brushrest in the form of a‘three-peak mountain’painted with three dragons rising from the mountains,the body of each dragon wrapped around each peak with its mane cascading over the summit,above a band of waves and stylised rock,all supported by a lobed pedestal.