A Chinese Export porcelain brush pot or bitong, hand painted in a blue and white figural pattern and dating to the early 20th Centur, late Qing period.
This piece is well potted in an over square, circular shape with the diameter being wider than the height. This is a heavy piece weighing over 2.5 Kg unpacked.
It is beautifully painted in varying shades and tones of under-glaze cobalt blue showing various figures in an outdoor scene with bats, fences, trees and mountains.
The piece has a bi-ring base, which is a typical feature of Kangxi period brush pots, though this piece is Kangxi revival in its style.
Overall a very decorative, beautifully proportioned, hand painted Chinese porcelain brush pot.