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Lot 45 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A ‘PEACH’ BRUSH WASHER, QING DYNASTY
清代桃形筆洗

China, 18th century. Well hollowed as a large peach. Finely carved and reticulated in high relief around the sides and on the base with a gnarled, leafy branch bearing peaches. The soapstone with a fine, natural patina and of light gray color with striations of black and scattered russet spots.

Provenance: Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942). By descent to Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009). By descent to the Trustees of Exbury House. Lionel de Rothschild was a British banker and Conservative politician best remembered as the creator of Exbury, often considered the finest garden in the United Kingdom. Lionel’s first son Edmund, known as Eddy, was an art collector. He established a charitable trust to manage Exbury Gardens.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, occasional light scratches, and minuscule nicks here and there.

Weight: 163.8 g
Dimensions: Width 8.5 cm

Auction result comparison: A related jade peach-form washer was sold by Christie’s New York in The Art of China on 7-21 July 2016, lot 9, for USD 2,250. A soapstone washer in the form of a lotus leaf was sold by Christie’s London in Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles on 13 November 2015, lot 1216, for GBP 2,500.

清代桃形筆洗
中國,十八世紀。掏膛良好,雕成大桃子的樣子。 兩側和底座上精心雕刻桃枝。 石料包漿良好,呈淺灰色,帶有黑色條紋和零散的赤褐色斑點。

來源:Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942)。後裔Edmund de Rothschild(1916-2009)。 之後傳承至到Exbury House的受託人。 Lionel de Rothschild是一位英國銀行家和保守派政治家,因Exbury的創建者而廣為人知,Exbury通常被認為是英國最好的花園。 Lionel的長子Edmund被稱為藝術品收藏家。 他建立了一個慈善信託基金來管理Exbury花園。
圖片:Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009)
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,偶有輕微刮擦,局部有很小的刻痕。

重量:163.8 克
尺寸:寬8.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相似桃型筆洗,售于紐約佳士得The Art of China 拍場2016年7月7至21日, lot 9, 售價 USD 2,250;一件皂石荷葉型筆洗售于倫敦佳士得Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles 拍場2015年11月13日,lot 1216, for GBP 2,500.

Starting price
€250
Estimate
€500
 

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China, 18th century. Well hollowed as a large peach. Finely carved and reticulated in high relief around the sides and on the base with a gnarled, leafy branch bearing peaches. The soapstone with a fine, natural patina and of light gray color with striations of black and scattered russet spots.

Provenance: Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942). By descent to Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009). By descent to the Trustees of Exbury House. Lionel de Rothschild was a British banker and Conservative politician best remembered as the creator of Exbury, often considered the finest garden in the United Kingdom. Lionel’s first son Edmund, known as Eddy, was an art collector. He established a charitable trust to manage Exbury Gardens.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, occasional light scratches, and minuscule nicks here and there.

Weight: 163.8 g
Dimensions: Width 8.5 cm

Auction result comparison: A related jade peach-form washer was sold by Christie’s New York in The Art of China on 7-21 July 2016, lot 9, for USD 2,250. A soapstone washer in the form of a lotus leaf was sold by Christie’s London in Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles on 13 November 2015, lot 1216, for GBP 2,500.

清代桃形筆洗
中國,十八世紀。掏膛良好,雕成大桃子的樣子。 兩側和底座上精心雕刻桃枝。 石料包漿良好,呈淺灰色,帶有黑色條紋和零散的赤褐色斑點。

來源:Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942)。後裔Edmund de Rothschild(1916-2009)。 之後傳承至到Exbury House的受託人。 Lionel de Rothschild是一位英國銀行家和保守派政治家,因Exbury的創建者而廣為人知,Exbury通常被認為是英國最好的花園。 Lionel的長子Edmund被稱為藝術品收藏家。 他建立了一個慈善信託基金來管理Exbury花園。
圖片:Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009)
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,偶有輕微刮擦,局部有很小的刻痕。

重量:163.8 克
尺寸:寬8.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相似桃型筆洗,售于紐約佳士得The Art of China 拍場2016年7月7至21日, lot 9, 售價 USD 2,250;一件皂石荷葉型筆洗售于倫敦佳士得Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles 拍場2015年11月13日,lot 1216, for GBP 2,500.

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Auction: TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021

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