Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai brush pot, bitong, painted with two panels, with two elegant ladies standing beside a pair of chickens, next to a table and stools in a fenced landscape scene, with a rockwork table supporting a censer and cup with two wine jars on the grass, beside insects beneath the red sun, the reverse with a mountainous river landscape scene, with a viewing pavilion and fishing boat beneath the yellow sun, the base with a wide unglazed biscuit band encircling a recessed glazed circle.

5 1/4 inches, 13.4 cm high; 4 inches, 10.2 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.

Fitted box.

Wood stand.


Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks, rubbing to some of the enamels.

Provenance & Additional Information

• From the collection of T. Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent.
• From the estate of Chao Sze Kwong George.
• Sold by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of Chinese Art, 30th November-1st December 2017, lot 329, pp. 52/3.
• A panelled brush pot painted with a scholar and attendant pointing at the moon in a fenced landscape is illustrated by Von Walter Bondy in Kang-Hsi, no. 126.