A Chinese porcelain famille rose, fencai brushpot of generous proportion, painted with a young dignitary riding a yellow horse looking back at a bearded scholar riding a white horse with his hands concealed beneath his ruby enamel robes and an attendant following, wearing turquoise robes, all in a continuous landscape scene with flowerheads, rockwork and fencing beneath an iron-red sun, the base unglazed with traces of a Chinese ink poem encircled a recessed glazed centre.

4 3/4 inches, 12 cm wide; 5 3/4 inches, 14.7cm high.

Yongzheng, 1723-1735.

Condition: perfect.

Wood stand.


  • From a European private collection.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 15th May 1990, lot 228, when it was purchased by Spink & Son.


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