A rare celadon jade brush washer, China, early Kangxi period. photo courtesy Nagel

Of flattened gourd form, well carved in high relief on inturned rim of the palette with a dragon emerging from billowing clouds in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' positioned above a small depression. L. 15,4 cm - Estimate € 20 000 / 30 000

Provenienz: Sammlung Alan & Simone Hartman, erworben Sotheby's Hongkong, 25.11.1987, Lot 428

Ausgestellt:(German only): Chinese Jade from Southern California Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Catalogue no. 42 - Christie's New York, 13-26.8.2001 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - Dezember 2004. Publ. 'A collection of Chinese Carved Jade', Lapidary Journal, June 1979, p. 668 - Robert Kleiner 'Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman', Hongkong, 1996, no. 99

Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de