THOMAS WEBB ENAMELED LIZARD GLASS VASE JULES BARBE c.1888
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We offer this rare and unusual antique Chinese Yuan style "Ge" brushwasher modeled as a large sea shell and decorated in celadon grey/green glazes and possibly period or later. The large brush washer is designed as a large open shell with small shells applied to the top rim and with a shell foot suport. The underside of the shell has a textured finish imitating the finish on a shell and is decorated in a matt brown wash with similar decoration applied to the shell applications on the top edge. The remainder of the shell is decorated in thick celadon green/grey glazes with a "Ge" or craquelure finish. The brush washer is not marked. Condition The brush washer is offered presentable condition however has a chip to the rim with some loss to the shell mounts and to the shell foot along with general wear associated with age. There are also some firing faults in the making with a firing crack running down one side. Nonetheless a rare and unusual item and an interesting example for the discerning collector!
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