A very fine and rare antique Chinese biscuit porcelain Brush Washer of bun form having very fine relief decoration of a dragon amongst clouds the provenance Ex. Wikramaratna Collection - a fantastic item - possibly Imperial quality.
Circa probably late Qing around - late 19th early 20th century
Good Antique Condition
3 inches (6.5cm) dia X 1 5/8th inches (4cm) height approx
PHDS Wikramaratna (PH) was born in Ceylon in 1916 and moved to London in 1937 where he gained a first class honours degree in Engineering. He returned to Ceylon at the outbreak of war and settled back in the UK following the war. PH gradually built up an extensive collection of Middle and Far Eastern ceramics becoming a member of the Oriental Ceramics Society in London. Several of his pieces were loaned for lectures and display and with his extensive knowledge and resource chose his pieces carefully. Over the years PH gifted many examples to museums, including The British Museum, Victoria & Albert, Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam. PH died in 2010.
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