A blue and white slender cylindrical brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 94. A blue and white slender cylindrical brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640; 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBPLot sold 6,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

delicately painted with an immortal seated on a tree trunk in a landscape with a retreat, pine trees and swirling clouds, between an incised band of scrolling flowers at the rim and a band of stylized leaves at the base

Provenance: Commander F Warrington-Strong DSC.

ExhibitedThe Chinese Scholars Desk, 17th to 18th century, Oriental Ceramics Society, 1979, No 3.

Chinese Ceramics: The Indian Connection,  Oriental Ceramics Society, 1982, no 21.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London.