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Ceramic brush rest

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Brush-rest of porcelain. Made in China, late Ming Dynasty or Kangxi.

Measurements:
5 1/4 x 5 3/4 in

Provenance:
John Sparks ltd., dealer; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 21 May 1947, £10; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1947.

Manuscript sources
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1947(1), p.65: ‘An old Chinese porcelain brush rest, in the form of five mountain peaks, with turquoise blue glaze and raised decoration of rocks, clouds, fungus and bamboo shoots in aubergine and yellow glazes. Wood stand. Kanghsi. 6" x 5"’.

What:
38_697, brush-rests, ceramics, porcelain

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1947.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Ming, 1368-1644
Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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