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).