Condition: Excellent condition. Some old wear, especially near the drilling, due to extensive use. Natural flaws and fissures to mineral.
Provenance: English private collection.
May be used as a brush rest or, alternating, a pendant due to drilling at the mouth.
Weight: 58.0 g.
Dimensions: Length 6.4 cm.
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related ‘monkey’ brush rest from the Feng Wen Tang Collection sold at Christies Hong Kong for HKD 75,000 gross on October 7th, 2014, in The Pavilion Sale, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 135.