A SMALL GE-TYPE BRUSH WASHER, YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY | 元/明初 仿哥窰四方倭角洗
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
A SMALL GE-TYPE BRUSH WASHER
YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY
of quatrelobed form, the gently flaring sides rising from a countersunk base, covered overall including the base with an opaque glaze of soft greyish tone suffused with a matrix of iron-wire crackle and golden threads, thinning at the rim and foot to reveal the dark-brown coloured body underneath
Width 5 cm, 2 in.
The cup has a minute frit to the rim and three burst glaze bubbles (two below the rim and one on the base).
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For the Song prototype, see one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), Hong Kong, 1996, no. 21, where it is attributed to the guan kilns, but further illustrated and described as ge in Bian Yiwen, Zijincheng de jiyi. Tushuo Qinggong ciqi dang’an. Wenfang juan. Wenfang ci tezhan [Recollections of the Forbidden Palace. A file of Qing Palace ceramics illustrations and descriptions. The Study Room volume], Beijing, 2016, p. 155; another, included in Giuseppe Eskenazi in collaboration with Hajni Elias, A Dealer’s Hand: The Chinese Art World Through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London, 2012, pl. 267, from the collection of Dr. P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna, subsequently sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 2nd April 2018, lot 3046; and a third, from the Edward T. Chow collection, sold in these rooms, 16th December 1980, lot 293.