Lot 191. A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'bird and peony' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8 1/2in (21.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - US$ 5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187. © Bonhams 2001-2021
Carved in low relief to a yellow-brown ground with a long-tailed bird amidst peony sprays coiling around the stem of the brush, the cover with further peony sprays, each bordered with key-pattern bands, the ends of the brush and cover with a single prunus flower head.
Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection
Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021