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Lot 107. A reticulated white porcelain hexagonal brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) highEstimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The hexagonal form set on four bracket feet, each panel pierced and incised with diamond latticework, applied with a glossy transparent glaze, with Incised number sixteen on interior.

NoteThis type of diamond latticework can be often seen on the doors of Buddhist temples in Korea, where it took the form of the leaves inviting visitors to the temple or paradise. For a similar brush holder, see Richo no bunbogu ten/The Scholar's Implements of the Yi Dynasty, Korea (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1994), pl. 7.

Christie'sAn Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese & Korean Art, 25 April 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center