A related cylindrical brushpot, decorated with ladies in a landscape, dated to the Kangxi period, was sold at Christie’s London, 5th November 2013, lot 11. Compare also two hexagonal examples from the Edward T. Chow collection, both reverse-decorated with birds and flowers; one sold in these rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3777, and the other, illustrated by Michel Beurdeley, The Chinese Collector through the Centuries, Rutland, Vermont, Tokyo, Japan, 1966, p. 242, no. 101, and in Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, Oriental Ceramic Society and the British Museum, London, 1984, p. 154, no. 182, was sold at Christie’s New York, 21st March 2000, lot 53. For a reverse-decorated ivory table screen with figures in a landscape, see one also included in the exhibition Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, op.cit., no. 162. Another comparable brushpot from the Qing court collection, but of lobed form, is in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2002, no. 139.
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