Lot 92. A Turquoise-Glazed 'Three Friends' Brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722); 13.5 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD (10,480 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.
finely moulded and reticulated as bamboo shoots aligned in a circular fashion, entangled with a prunus tree and a pine, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', the knotty branches of the pine piercing through and extending around the rim, the bamboo nodes partly concealed by large clusters of leaves dispersed across both the interior and the exterior, covered overall save for the base with a bright turquoise glaze.
Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections -Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer. Hong Kong, 27 may 2014