Lot 326. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.
Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with figures in a continuous river landscape, with a scholar and his attendant carrying a qin on one side where a flock of ducks can be seen in flight, and also with a fisherman seated in one of two sampans moored at the rocky shore, all below a double line border, old Shanghai-style wood stand, box .
Note: A brushpot painted with a similar scene and also dated to the Kangxi period is illustrated in Qing Shunzi Kangxi Zhao Qinghua Ci, Beijing, 2005, pp. 320-321, no. 210.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007