The present brushpot is notable for its meticulously painted scene, which has been rendered with a combination of subtle underglaze blue washes and numerous short brushstrokes. This distinctive style of painting, most evident in the depiction of rocks and clouds, is found on a group of brushpots all of which also feature similar borders and an unglazed mouth rim. Three bushpots of this type, painted with different figurative scenes, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, are illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Ceramics, vol. 21, Shunzhi (1644-1661) and Kangxi (1662-1722) Periods of Qing Dynasty (I), Beijing, 2013, pls 179-181; one was sold in these rooms, 20th April 1971, lot 34; and two were sold at Christie’s New York, the first from the collection of T. Gordon Little, 30th March 2005, lot 359, and the second from the Robert H. Blumenfield collection, 22nd March 2012, lot 1279.