An Yixing stoneware slip-decorated brushpot
Qianlong, signed Yang Jichu
Of broad cylindrical form, the exterior of the heavily potted body intricately decorated in coloured slip with a continuous landscape scene, portraying a scholar seated in a pavilion reading a book, attended by a young acolyte in the next room, an additional scholar depicted standing at the gate of the compound, looking out at the lakeside setting, all framed against a wondrous mountainous setting, the reverse focused on windswept branches on rockwork in the midst of the lake, the base impressed with a three-character zhuanshu mark, the stoneware of an attractive mottled beige colour.
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