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Lot 326. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)7 in. (18 cm.) diamEstimate 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