A rare wucai 'Kuixing' brushpot Kangxi
Lot 253
A rare wucai 'Kuixing' brushpot Kangxi
HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
US$ 39,000 - 52,000

Lot Details
A rare wucai 'Kuixing' brushpot
Kangxi
The slightly concaved foot with a small circular hollowed base, the cylindrical body plain on the inside, the exterior enamelled with a continuous scene of the God of examinations riding on a dragon, the hunchbacked deity standing on one feet with his left hand holding an ink palette and a brush in his right, full of energy and vigor wearing loose garments and billowing scarf, looking towards the distant sun and wispy clouds, the dragon thrashing about in raging sea with a few lotus blossoms floating helplessly within violent waves.
14cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清康熙 五彩魁星點斗筆筒

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's Hong Kong, 1 October 1991, lot 913

    The 'Kui Xing' or the Great Master Kui depicted on current lot is believed to be the god of examinations in the Daoist tradition. The typical presence of Kui Xing usually comprises a giant turtle or 'Ao' beneath his right foot and a ladle supported by his left foot, with a brush pen in his hand.

    魁星又稱大魁夫子或大魁星君,被視為主宰文運之神,凡參加考試者,無不尊敬。魁星之表現形式後逐漸展成為以「魁」字為造像,以腳踢斗而成,然民間的魁星塑像則多以右腳踩鰲頭,左腳踢星斗,手中握筆而呈現。此筆筒中,魁星右腳蹋鰲頭,左手執筆,身體動感十足。
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