Lot 1295. An extremely rare doucai brush washer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 5½ in. (14.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 543,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The washer is potted with slightly rounded sides rising to an unglazed rim. The slightly convex interior is delicately decorated with flowering and fruiting branches including lychee, peach and persimmon, within a double line border. The pale blue reign mark is within a narrow biscuit ring on the base, cloth box.
Provenance: J.M. Hu Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013