Qianlong The oval-shaped vessel raised on four ruyi-head feet, the body with curved sides and splayed at the end, superbly worked on each side with a handle in the form of a chi dragon depicted clambering the vessel, the mythical beast with long bifurcated tails and muscular hind legs, its paws clenching tight and head resting on the mouthrim, original wood stand. 20cm wide. (2).
Provenance 來源: A private Texan collection
For a closely related Qianlong reign-marked jade 'chi dragon' brushwasher from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Zhang Guangwen (ed.), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (II), Shanghai, 2008, p,230, pl.191 (fig.1).
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