A rare Chinese porcelain blue and white cuspidor (zhadou), the conical mouth supported by a bell-shaped lower section, the exterior painted with peonies, flowers and foliage, the interior mouth with three quadrilobed panels enclosing a flower-head and foliage on a dotted ground, all on a ground of prunus blossom and cracked-ice, the mouth rim dressed in pale brown, the base with a lozenge mark within a double ring.

4 5/8 inches, 11.7cm high, 5 ½ inches, 14cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Sold by Vanderven Oriental Art, 1997
  • Formerly in the collection of J.P Stamen, no. 178
  • Sold by Sotheby’s New York in their sale of Kangxi, The Jie Rui Tang Collection: Part II, 19th March 2019, lot 333.