Kangxi famille verte biscuit porcelain hexagonal openwork brushpot, bitong, with a galleried rim, each side with a central circular medallion enclosing flowers and insects, the openwork cash and honeycomb ground between flowerheads on a seed green ground, beneath a flat rim and recessed top edge with iron-red triangular diaper, the base with six bracket aubergine feet with a faux bois design.

13cm high, 11.4 cm diameter.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Edge frit, rim hair crack.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar pair were published by Marchant in their 90th Anniversary Exhibition of Qing Porcelain from Private Collections, 2015, no. 12, p. 24-25.
  • A further similar brushpot, in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, now at the British Museum, is illustrated by Lady David in the catalogue of Ch’ing Enamelled Wares, 1958, section 2, no. 819, plate III, and is also illustrated by The Earl of Lytton, Sir William Llewellyn and Laurence Binyon in the Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-6, Royal Academy of Arts, London, no. 1692, p. 142.