Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
Lot 0335
Dimensions: 3-3/8" H x 3-3/4" Dia.

Chinese Qing Dynasty Kangxi porcelain brush washer. Deep curvature, of a deep vessel, round feminism upward to form the flaring opening rim, with round foot base rim. All reserved hand painted ornamentations are rendered masterfully covered in an even coat of a deep black glaze which terminates at the base to reveal the pure white underglaze. The black glaze creates a mottled effect around the rim which is likened unto the blushing of human skin. The foot rim reveals the cut edges during the making process, and the receded central interior base left white underglaze. A characteristic heaped and piled effect, the underglaze grayish-blue concentrates in certain areas, bubbling through the surface of the glaze and turning a deep blue-black. The glaze appearance on the blue painting resembled the texture of an orange peel "ju-pi" (chu-p'i) or a chicken skin. This inadvertently gave texture, energy, and shading to the design. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.

Mark on under base, a horizontal six underglaze script characters reign mark, Kangxi Reign Period of Great Qing Dynasty.


Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater.
The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

Starting Bid


Buyer's Premium

  • 25% up to $100,000
  • 20% up to $1,000,000
  • 15% above $1,000,000


Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
$4000 bids
Get pre-approved to bid live on Sun, Oct 20, 2019 2:00 PM UTC.Register For Auction