Lot 58. A fine white jade brush washer, bixi, 18th century; 5 1/2in (14cm) length across jade. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 18,000 - 27,000). © Bonhams.
Of compressed ovoid form with a raised lip surrounding the deeply hollowed cavity and a spider web drawn on one side near a spider climbing toward it from the deeply undercut branches of lingzhi fungus that support the underside and rise upward to the opposite side of the container; the stone of creamy white hue with a faint russet patch visible on one of the lingzhi fungus heads; the hardwood stand also intricately worked as fungus branches.
Provenance: Property from a Northwest Private Collection.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT