Brushpot, bitong, of cylindrical form with openwork decoration of three incised peony blooms amongst branches and foliage issuing from rockwork between a wide band at the foot and rim, covered in a white glaze.
6 1/8 inches, 15.6 cm high.
Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.
- From the collection of Dr. Lowell S. Young, San Francisco, USA.
- Sold by Berwald Oriental Art, circa 2000.
- A similar brushpot was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1985, no. 38, p. 24; other slightly smaller examples of this type are also illustrated by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1985, no. 37, p. 24 and in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1994, no. 105, p. 68, where it is mentioned that a further example with key-fret design is illustrated by P. J. Donnelly in Blanc de Chine, pl. 9A and bears an inscribed Tianqi date.