Lot 724. A Dehua reticulated cylindrical brush pot, 17th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019
The compressed globular body is raised on three curved feet and flanked by a pair of scroll-form handles, and the vessel is covered overall with a creamy white glaze.
Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924.
Note: A similar Dehua brush pot, dated circa 1640, is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Blanc de Chine, S. Marchant & Son, London, June 1994, p. 68, no. 105. Another example is illustrated in the memorial exhibition catalogue, The Charles B. Hoyt Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1952, p. 106, no. 420. See, also, the similar brush pot, dated to the Kangxi period, in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by Warren E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. I, New York, 1944, p. 535, fig. 771.
Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019