Lot 136. A blue and white cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
painted on the exterior with two ducks swimming amongst flowering lotus plants, below a butterfly in flight, the central circular recess to base glazed.
Provenance: Nathan Bentz & Co., California (according to label).
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Michigan.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013