Kangxi Famille Verte Brush pot / Bitong


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Object Description

Chinese early 18th century famille verte Brush pot made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi, painted in overglaze enamels and orange paint
The painting shows Kui Xing – The god of Examinations – running after some books while holding a brush and ingot. The books are floating in a celestial constellation and another smaller group further round
Kui Xing is running over a rocky terrain
The base is slightly convex with a recessed medallion to the centre. There is a painted red inscription in traditional chinese

Object History

From a private Gloucestershire Collection. For similar see lot 371 Sothebys march 2018 The Jie Rui Collection

Object Condition

Two glaze lines to the outside and a hair line crack to the side as shown in the photograph

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0)1242 227794

Dealer Location

PO Box 743
GL52 5ZB

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