Antique Chinese Ming dynasty 1368-1644 AD Celadon Porcelain Brush Rest

Antique Chinese Ming dynasty 1368-1644 AD Celadon Porcelain Brush Rest

SKU: C403


Authentic antique Chinese, Ming dynasty (1368-1644. A.D.) biscuit porcelain, Pale Celadon - glazed scholar’s brush rest In the form of classic, symmetric Wu Shan "Five Mountains" form, of crescent shape and is molded as five mountain peaks rising from the incised in low relief pattern, The base is recessed and pierced at either end with a small hole.


The ceramic brush rest in the form of the mountain has been a popular design since the Ming dynasty, but also some mountains gets its name from its shape which is reminiscent of a Chinese calligraphy brush rest. In Hong Kong (Beacon Hill), in Liao Ning, Qing Hai, Si Chuan, Fu Jian and of course the most famous mount on Huang Shan.




1. A similar brush rest is published in the Lempertz catalogue: Auction 1061, Asiatische Kunst, 04.12.2015, 14:00, Köln” Lote 419 “

Title: A celadon-glazed mountain-form brush rest. Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Estimated price: €1.000 - €1.500


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CONDITION: In good condition considering its age to be over 400 years showing its age and usage, peak of the left mountain cracked and glued. Please notice that the pictures in the listing are a part of the description of the condition of the object.



Length: 8.6 cm (3.39 inches)

Height: 5.1 cm (2.01 inches)



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