A pale green jade 'Nine Chilong' brushwasher 18th century
Lot 42
A pale green jade 'nine chilong' brush washer 18th century
Sold for £13,200 (US$ 22,186) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pale green jade 'nine chilong' brush washer
18th century
The vessel carved with shallow rounded sides and inverted rim, raised on three supports carved with key fret, finely carved on the exterior with seven chilong dragons clambering over the sides, the interior with two chilong pursuing the flaming pearl, the stone of pale green tone with a russet streak.
17cm (6⅝in) wide


  • Compare a related quatrelobed jade brush washer, similarly carved with clambering chilong dragons, attributed to the early 18th century, illustrated by J.C.Y.Watt and M.Knight, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1989, Catalogue no.70.
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