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Hoi an Hoard chinese blue and white brushwasher

SOLD

Category
Period
Reference
5169
Depth
6 cm (2 1/4")
Hoi an Hoard cargo brush washer. Modelled as a peach with underglaze blue deoration of flowers and insects.

The cargo sank c1480 and was brought up by Oxford University Archaeology department and subsequently sold through San Francisco. The provenance is to the base.



It was held in the left hand so the brush was used in the right hand and the modelling of the peach fits perfectally into the hand. the piece is very tactile.
Depth
6 cm (2 1/4")
Year
c 1480
Medium
porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
Sold through Butterfields San Franciscco the label is attached to the base
Condition
Expected slight discolouration in the crazing