Lot 3645. A fine and rare blue and white garlic-mouth bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 27.4 cm. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,197,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the baluster body surmounted by a slender ribbed neck and garlic mouth, one side of the body painted with a large lobed cartouche enclosing a seated scholar against a landscape river scene, the reverse with 'the Hundred Antiques', all beneath circular and scrolling motifs, the base with a shun character mark.
Literature: R.L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, London, 1924, fig. I, pl. XXIX.
Note: A brushpot and a jardinière with similar decoration in the Palace Museum, Beijing, are illustrated in Chen Runmin, Qing Shunzhi Kangxi chao qinghua ci [Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain of the Shunzhi and Kangxi periods], Beijing, 2005, pls 207 and 323.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 22 April 2021