Lot 311
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A BLUE AND WHITE 'SCHOLAR' BRUSHPOT QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD |

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
Sold
30,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Height 6 in., 15.2 cm
of cylindrical form, painted with a continuous riverside landscape, on a rocky outcrop two scholars wearing official's caps and a gesticulating monk regarding a nearby waterfall accompanied by two young attendants carrying a qin and provisions, a fisherman at work in a boat below and birds flying above, the base centered with a recessed medallion, coll. no. 1529.

Provenance

Knapton & Rasti Asian Art, London, 2003.

Catalogue Note

The subject matter represents the scholarly theme of 'gazing at a waterfall' which has a long literary and painterly history in Chinese art. Scholars standing or seated before waterfalls in search of wisdom or inspiration, often with a towering pine tree and amid forbidding mountainous peaks, was explored by many renown artists and revisited both in painting and carving on functional objects such as the present piece. 
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