Lot 3627. A very rare large polychrome enamelled 'dragon' brush, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
The ceramic brush handle is formed by a dome-shaped receptacle polychrome enamelled with waves breaking against rocks above a chevron band, the cylindrical handle with an ascending dragon in iron-red and the dragon's scales picked out in gilt, amidst clouds, the pointed tip of the handle enamelled with a Shou character, highlighted in gilt, fitted with a horse-hair brush, box.