A fine and rare blue and white flaring brushpot, bitong Early Kangxi, two-character mark Qing Wan
Lot 48
A fine and rare blue and white flaring brushpot, bitong
Early Kangxi, two-character mark Qing Wan
£55,000 - 65,000
US$ 93,000 - 110,000
Auction Details
A fine and rare blue and white flaring brushpot, bitong Early Kangxi, two-character mark Qing Wan A fine and rare blue and white flaring brushpot, bitong Early Kangxi, two-character mark Qing Wan
Lot Details
A fine and rare blue and white flaring brushpot, bitong
Early Kangxi, two-character mark Qing Wan
Painted around the body in the manner of an unrolling scroll with two bearded sages and a young attendant emerging from rockwork and pine towards two bearded scholars seated playing 'weiqi' at a simple table, the design all below a horizontal border simulating herring-bone pattern silk mounting, and above a characteristic band of wet dots 19.5cm (7¾in) diam.

Footnotes

  • 清康熙早期 青花人物故事圖撇口筆筒 青花「清玩」楷書款

    Provenance : S.Marchant and Son, London, Exhibition, Transitional and 17th Century Porcelain
    Christie's London, 13 June 1990, lot 22, The Jarras Collection, Part I: Fine Export Porcelain

    來源:倫敦S.Marchant and Son 《Transitional and 17th Century Porcelain》展覽
    倫敦佳士得,1990年6月13日,拍品編號22,見《The Jarras Collection, Part I: Fine Export Porcelain》

    The exaggerated curve of the sides of the present lot is particularly notable, and places this brushpot within a small group of such strongly-potted wares dating to the early Kangxi period. The 'wet dot' band at the foot and the two-character Qing Wan mark also suggest an early Kangxi date. See for example a similarly shaped brushpot from the Shanghai Museum with a Qing Wan mark, also with 'wet dot' marks at the foot and 'cracked-ice' at the rim, and with a similar style of continuous landscape painting on the flaring sides, illustrated in Seventeenth Century Jingdezhen Porcelain from the Shanghai Museum and the Butler Collections: Beauty's Enchantment, Shanghai, 2005, pp.238-239, no.82.

    Compare a related but slightly smaller brushpot dated to the early Kangxi period and also with the Qing Wan mark, sold in these rooms, 10 November 2011, lot 136.
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