Lot 2786. A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.
sturdily potted with tall straight sides and a small countersunk circle at its base, the exterior decorated with two panels, one depicting an indoor scene with an official in his formal attire, joined by an attendant and two other men, the other panel painted with two scholars in a mountainous landscape with a river and a cottage.
Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (according to label).
Joshua McClelland Print Room, Melbourne, circa 1981.