A large pale green jade brush washer, 16th-17th century. Estimate £3,000 – 5,000 (€4,100 – 6,800). Photo: Bonhams.
Modelled as an open flowerhead, carved in openwork relief with gnarled leafy and flowering branches encircling the body, and forming the handle and base, the interior carved to simulate overlapping petals, the stone with areas of mottled creamy and mushroom coloured inclusions, pierced and carved wood stand in the form of prunus and magnolia branches. 15.5cm (6.1/8in) long.
Property from the Estate of Lady Logan
Provenance: The Everts-Calvocoressi-Comnène Collection of Chinese Art, London; Robert Everts was the Ambassadorial Envoy to Beijing from 1910 to 1916 and again from 1920 to 1924, and thence by descent.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE