A Fine And Extremely Rare Blanc-De-Chine Crane Brushpot

Qing Dynasty 18th century


Dehua kilns Fujian Province, China.

H: 14.5cm

• Deaccessioned from the Royal Ontario Museum in 1969
• Formerly in the George Crofts Collection.
• Private Canadian Collection.

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The narrow brushpot modelled in an elongated rock with an elegant crane perched on a pine tree which rises up and swirls around the rock. The crane holds a ruyi sceptre in his mouth, a symbol of power and good fortune.

• A similar example but in the form of a candle stick is in the V&A Museum, London, museum number: 1453-1853. There seems to be no closely related example.