Lot 122. A blue and white 'landscape' brushpot, Transitional period; h. 19.7 cm. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
of cylindrical shape, the exterior skilfully painted with a continuous scene depicting a mountainous river landscape set with a pagoda and pavilions among verdant trees and bamboo grooves, on the foreground with two sages on a promontory pointing towards a pavilion across the shore and approached by two fishermen on sampans, all between an incised floral scroll below the mouth and a border of cresting waves above the foot, the base left unglazed.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 215.
Literature: Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 80.
Exhibited: Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Oriental Ceramics Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1981.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022