An Yixing stoneware 'peach stone' brushwasher
Qianlong, dated 1780
Finely-potted in the form of a sliced peach stone, the exterior of a greyish hue in resemblance to a nutshell, naturalistically shaped with deep lines in imitation of the grainy body of the seed, the interior smoothly polished with attractive bluish-grey 'junyao' glaze, the rim incised with three seperate inscriptions in kaishu, together with a naturalistically carved and stained rockwork stand.
The peach stone: 10.3cm long. (2).