A very charming pair of diminutive Chinese porcelain brush washers modeled in the form of Chinese shoes cast with relief detailing of black against a green enamel ground. In Chinese culture, shoes symbolize wealth as their shape resembles silver ingots. And, in combination with a mirror, they mean “together and in harmony”. This harmonious little pair measuring 3 1/2″ long is in very good condition with only a slight hairline to the interior of one shoe. Kangxi period, circa 1700.