Lot 180. A famille-verte 'Four Accomplishments' basin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 16 1/4 in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the heavily-potted body with straight sides rising from a recessed base to a broad slightly flaring rim, brightly enameled to the interior with a scene of scholars engaged in the 'four accomplishments'; painting, calligraphy, music and weiqi encircled at the rim by six shaped reserves of boys at play against alternating diaper grounds, jade-inlaid wood stand (2).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013