Lot 187. A blue-glazed 'mountain' brush rest, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,755 - USD 10,808). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The gently curved brush rest is modelled as a five-peaked mountain, moulded in low relief to both sides with a horse leaping amongst the waves, all resting on a waisted stand. It is covered overall, except for the base, in a thick blue glaze which thins at the raised design.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018. SALE 15487