A smaller famille-rose brushpot of this form, painted with panels enclosing court ladies and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits, as well as flowers amidst rockwork, was sold at Christie’s London, 11th May 2010, lot 268. Brushpots of such distinctive auspicious shape were also produced in various palettes; such as one covered in a 'robin’s egg’ glaze, illustrated in Qing Zhenzong, Qingdai ciqi shangjian [Appreciation of Qing Dynasty Porcelain], Hong Kong, 1994, pl. 179; and an underglaze-red example painted with a landscape scene, in the Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou, illustrated in Guangdongsheng bowuguan cang taoci xuan [The Collection of Ceramics of the Guangdong Provincial Museum], Beijing, 1992, pl. 182.
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