Lot 692 : Sold for £25,000 hammer

Estimate £5,000-£8,000

A Qianlong Period (1736 - 1795) white jade brush washer carved in the form of a compressed peach borne on a bough with clusters of leaves, detailed with a bat in flight to the upper shoulder, measures 8 cm wide by 6.5 across by 3.8 ccmtall. Provenance - Formerly the property of Diana Warswick. Provenance - The current owner acquired this lot following the purchase of the home and estate contents of the late Albert E and Diana Warswick. Albert E. Warswick had been responsible for the building of the rail and tram networks across the Argentines during the early 20th century and was well connected within London society. The couple left London at the beginning of World War II and relocated to Nassau in the Bahamas taking their entire collection of Fine Art & Antiques with them to re-create their London home. Close friends of The Duke & Duchess of Windsor the couple lived out their lives in the Bahamas with Albert passing away before Diana who died in 1960. The Brush pot and following snuff bottle formed just part of an extensive collection of Art, Furniture, Silver and effects collated over the early 20th century.

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