A rare doucai brushpot, bitong 18th century
Lot 265
A rare doucai brushpot, bitong Early 18th century
Sold for £57,600 (US$ 96,815) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Property of a Lady
A rare doucai brushpot, bitong
Early 18th century
The cylindrical vessel finely decorated on the exterior in subtle enamels bordered by underglaze blue with a procession of scholars mounted on horses, some bearing wrapped parcels, with attendants walking at the rear bearing packages, all beside a fenced garden with undulating ground, rockwork and bamboo, below the sun with a pagoda emerging amidst clouds, wood stand.
19.1cm (7½in) diam. (2).


  • Provenance: an English private collection

    This doucai brush pot illustrates a mounted official amidst a procession with scholars and attendants. It is possible that the brushpot would have been presented to an official on his appointment to high office, or represented the wish that the recipient will be granted high office.
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