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PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH LADY AND GENTLEMAN

A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 GBP
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PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH LADY AND GENTLEMAN

A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
of cylindrical form with the deep straight sides rising from a slightly sunken base, the exterior finely painted with a kneeling scholar holding a zouzhe with both hands before a shrine adorned with two sinuous dragons on individual pillars, amongst an audience of civil and military officials along with gift-bearing attendants, all set within a nobleman's court surrounded by bamboo and craggy rockwork, the back painted with a column of auspicious clouds, the base centered with a butterfly in underglaze blue
17 cm, 6 11/16  in.
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Catalogue Note

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.

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