Lot 139. A Blue And White 'Kuixing' Rouleau Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
of cylindrical form set with a short neck with a galleried rim, the body painted with the figure Kuixing, god of examinations and literary success, amongst plants and flowers, holding a writing brush in his right hand, his bushel-measure in his left, all below a ruyi and key-fret band collaring the neck, the indented base with double circles in underglaze blue.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013