Lot 3591. A Pale Celadon-Glazed Incised ‘Lotus’ Brush Pot, Bitong, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), Wenzhang Shandou Mark. D 12cm. Sold for HKD 480,000/USD 61,538(Estimate HKD 150,000 - 250,000/USD 19,231 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The sides are well carved with horned chilong with long undulating bodies and incised manes striding against a background of dense ruyi cloud scroll between narrow borders of double-line at the rim and bottom. It is covered with a glaze of soft sea-green color in contrast to the white rim. The countersunk center of the unglazed base is inscribed with four-character mark.

Provenance: 1. Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York
2. The Meiyintang Collection.

Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. vol. 4(2), London, 1994-2010, pp.352, no.1803.

Note: A similarly decorated Kangxi brush pot from the collection of the Oriental Ceramic Society was included in the EXHIBITION, Oriental Green Wares: Pottery and Porcelain from the Near and Far East, British Museum, 3 May - 13 July 1997, TOCS, vol. 60, 1995-1996, p. 131, no. 43.

Poly Auction. A Romance Among Blooming Roses: The Meiyintang Collection of Three Dynasties Imperial Ceramics,  Hong Kong, 2 December 2021