A blue and white cylindrical brush holder with scholars in a pavilion, the rim unglazed (base chip restored), early Kangxi
Lot 136
A fine blue and white cylindrical brush pot, bitong Early Kangxi, Qing Wan mark
Sold for £85,250 (US$ 145,948) inc. premium
Auction Details
A blue and white cylindrical brush holder with scholars in a pavilion, the rim unglazed (base chip restored), early Kangxi
Lot Details
A fine blue and white cylindrical brush pot, bitong
Early Kangxi, Qing Wan mark
Painted in a dense continuous band around the straight body with a carefully-outlined design, two distinguished gentlemen playing weiqi seated at a table in a curtained pavilion attended by a kneeling figure presenting a letter, the design 'unrolling' to a saddled horse beside a newel post and another with a bannerman dismounting, divided by large clusters of overlapping rockwork carefully pencilled in 'Master of the Rocks' style in the space between the beginning and the end of the design, dividing an upper border of key-pattern and a lower band of wet blue dots, wood stand.
17.8cm (7in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Roberto Cramer
    S.Marchant and Son, London
    The Harriet Szechenyi Collection, Switzerland

    A similar brushpot is in the Palace Museum, Beijing, bearing a cyclical date for 1673.
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