A LARGE CHINESE IMPERIAL RU-TYPE BRUSH WASHER WITH AN INTEGRAL PORCELAIN STAND
SIX CHARACTER YONGZHENG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 1723-35
Elegantly potted with curved sides, a pronounced rounded rim and slightly inverted base, all attached to an integral porcelain base with a bow-shaped apron and six short legs joined by a ring foot, decorated with a glaze simulating zitan, paper label for W Dickinson, 104 New Bond Street, 28.5cm across, 19.8cm high.
Provenance: from an English private collection.
Cf. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum Beijing, Monochrome Porcelain, volume 37, p.236, no.214 for another example, which was exhibited: China, The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2005-6, p.265, catalogue no.180. For another example, see Sotheby's New York, 17th October 2001, lot 160 (W Dickinson traded in London until 1921).