Lot 39. A Blue and White Brushpot, Bitong, Qing Dynasty, Early Kangxi Period (1662-1722); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
of cylindrical form, the exterior painted with a farmer standing in front of two elephants, his hands clasped together as he greets a procession of officials bearing tribute, the rim encircled with an ice-crackle band and the foot with dabs of washes
Provenance: Christie's London, 19th April 1983, lot 338.
Ralph Chait Galleries.
Exhibited: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 82.
Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London, 07 nov. 2012