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MING WANLI WUCAI DRAGON PORCELAIN BRUSH HANDLE

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MING WANLI WUCAI DRAGON PORCELAIN BRUSH HANDLE
Item Details
Description
Pristine Chinese Wucai Porcelain brush handle, with intricate artistry. Brush handle decorated with vivid WuCai, the five-color design. Enamel has an opaque quality, with a variegated mixture of hues throughout the imagery. Along the shaft, a red five-claws dragon is depicted amidst flames and clouds against a white background. Iron-red interlocking swastika pattern is wrapped around the handles neck. At the precipice of the neck is a domed top, with repeating blue decoration.

Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).


Mark under the top rim, a six underglaze blue script -KaiShu- characters, Made in The Years of WanLi Reign Period of Great Ming Dynasty (1563-1620).


Dimensions: 6-3/4" H x 2-1/2" Dia.

PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).


He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.

The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.

The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. 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. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. 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.
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MING WANLI WUCAI DRAGON PORCELAIN BRUSH HANDLE

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800
Jun 16, 2018
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Starting Price $600
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0055: MING WANLI WUCAI DRAGON PORCELAIN BRUSH HANDLE

Sold for $3,250
21 Bids
Est. $1,200 - $1,800Starting Price $600
DAY-1 SUMMER 2018 ASIAN ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
Jun 16, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 0055 Details

Description
...
Pristine Chinese Wucai Porcelain brush handle, with intricate artistry. Brush handle decorated with vivid WuCai, the five-color design. Enamel has an opaque quality, with a variegated mixture of hues throughout the imagery. Along the shaft, a red five-claws dragon is depicted amidst flames and clouds against a white background. Iron-red interlocking swastika pattern is wrapped around the handles neck. At the precipice of the neck is a domed top, with repeating blue decoration.

Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).


Mark under the top rim, a six underglaze blue script -KaiShu- characters, Made in The Years of WanLi Reign Period of Great Ming Dynasty (1563-1620).


Dimensions: 6-3/4" H x 2-1/2" Dia.

PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).


He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.

The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.
Condition
...
</b>Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired. <br/><br>The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. 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. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. 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.

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