Description

Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai brush pot painted with a continuous mountain river landscape scene with a standing scholar on a rocky promontory beside a naturally formed rockwork bridge beside a pine tree, beneath a flock of migrating birds and a gilt sun.

5 7/8 inches, 14.8 cm high; 4 3/4 inches, 12 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.

Condition

Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

Provenance & Additional Information

• From the collection of a lady, sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Fine Ch’ing and Transitional Porcelain, 20th April 1971, lot 122, illustrated opposite, purchased by Marchant.
• Sold by Marchant, 9th June 1971.
• From the collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
• Sold by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of The Edward T. Chow Collection, Part Three, Ming and Qing Porcelain and Works of Art, 19th May 1981, lot 575, pp. 150/1 (with label).
• From a Hong Kong private collection.
• Sold by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of China/5000 Years, 26th May 2021, lot 313.
• A brush pot with a continuous mountain river landscape scene is illustrated by Ulrich Wiesner in Chinesische Keramik, Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen in an exhibition held at Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, K.ln, 1988, no. 130, p. 178; another with a fisherman seated in his boat is illustrated by Wang Liying in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, vol. 38, no. 88, p. 96, where the author notes the painting is particularly fine and beautiful.

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