Lot 1801. A pair of rare pink-enameled brushwashers, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  

Each compressed body decorated in shaded pink enamel with two dragons with branching foliate tails grasping lingzhi sprigs in their mouths and claws as they race between narrow borders of petal lappets below and ruyi heads above, with a countersunk base

Provenance: Christie's, New York, 21 March 2002, lot 243.

NoteA very similar brushwasher from The Edward T. Chow Collection was sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 529

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011