Two pale green jade 'floral' brush washers, Ming Dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams.
Each carved from pale green stone with minor brownish and cloudy inclusions, each formed as a single opening flower supported on a gnarled leafy stem, one surrounded by chrysanthemum, peony and prunus blossoms together with a small pomegranate bursting open, the other with magnolia blossoms and buds. The longer 15.5cm (6 1/8in) long (2). Sold for £5,250 (€6,297)
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013 -www.bonhams.com