Chinese porcelain blue and white brushpot of slender gu form with flared neck and gently everted foot, painted with a seated scholar on an oval floral rug, raising his left hand while holding a wine cup while his attendant pours the wine from the ewer, beside wine jars and food container and a large screen, in a continuous landscape amongst rockwork, bamboo, grass, wutong and branches, divided by cloud banks, the central raised band with two branches of scrolling flowering lotus above a band of leaves, the base unglazed.

7 7/8 inches, 20 cm high.

Transitional, Chongzhen, 1628-1644.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a private collection in the south of Sweden, purchased more than 50 years ago.
  • A related brushpot in the Gugong is illustrated by Chen Run Min in Qing Dyansty Shunzhi and Kangxi Period Underglaze Blue, Beijing, 2005, no. 31, pp. 64/5.



Excellent, small inner rim nibble.