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Four Carved Hardstone Brush Washers

Auction:
3263T
Lot:
1232
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
Discovery - 3263T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Four Carved Hardstone Brush Washers, China, one gray/russet agate, in the shape of a rolled lotus leaf; one smoky quartz, peach form; one carnelian, lotus-inspired shallow dish form; and another carnelian, rolled lotus leaf form, mounted in a gilt-metal strap with three carved beads as feet, ht. to 1 5/8, wd. to 3 3/8 in.

Provenance: The collection of a New England gentleman.

Asian Art Online
Estimate $100-200

two with wood stands with one broken.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Crystallography, Dielectrics, Hardstone, Lithics, Lotus Cars, Minerals, Quartz, Smoky quartz, Visual arts

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