Lot 357. A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the waisted cylindrical form flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly stepped and splayed base, brightly enameled around the exterior depicting a scholar seated at a table studying by candlelight in an austere study, an inscribed screen overhead, beyond the small pavilion the God of Literature in characteristic pose gazing back at the earnest student, the base with an artemisia leaf in underglaze blue, coll. no. 224.
Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2000.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019