A white and russet jade linghzhi fungus brushwasher 18th century
Lot 212
A white and russet jade 'lingzhi' brushwasher 18th century
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,797) inc. premium

Lot Details
A white and russet jade 'lingzhi' brushwasher
18th century
Finely carved in the form of a hollow lingzhi fungus, the tapering lobed sides terminating in two C-scrolls at the interior, carved in relief with a leafy rose spray bearing buds and blossoms, all raised on four slightly flared lappet supports, the stone of grey-white tone with areas of russet inclusions, (minute chip), box.
8.8cm (3½in) wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's London, 14 July 1975, lot 159.
    This lot will be sold with its original 1975 auction catalogue.

    The present brushwasher was carved in the form of a lingzhi fungus to convey wishes for longevity. A related white jade lingzhi brushwasher carved with a chilong dragon is illustrated in Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, Taipei, 1997, Catalogue no.50.
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