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

5368 | Wanli period,(1563-1622 AD) A RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘DRAGON’BRUSH-HOLDER

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘DRAGON’BRUSH-HOLDER

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Size: L30cm

Signed and dated: Wanli period,(1563-1622 AD)

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 100,000


Wanli Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
• An Important Japanese Collection

of long rectangular form with slightly flared sides rising to an everted rim with indented corners,supported on a low foot of conforming shape reinforced by two horizontal bars of clay,the interior divided into two sections by a thin crenulated wall shaped to hold two brushes,painted on either side of the wall with waves,vividly decorated in shades of soft cobalt under a smoky glaze,the larger section with a five-clawed dragon chasing a pearl opposite a long-tailed phoenix among clouds and flames,above steep stylized rocks washed by tumultuous waves,between a dragon striding in pursuit of a pearl opposite a long-tailed phoenix among clouds on the inner walls,