A blue and white brush pot, bitong Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 195. A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.4cm (6 1/8in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,500). Photo: Bonhams.

Painted on one side of the exterior in vivid shades of blue with a square panel, enclosing a landscape scene with four seated scholars in leisure at a headland beside the river, in front of cliffs and peaked mountains, the reverse decorated with scholar's objects including books and tripod incense burners around a bottle vase holding peacock feathers.  

Provenance: John Goldsmith, London
A Hong Kong private collection

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET