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Kangxi famille verte Brushpot / Bitong

£ 8,500

Category
Period
Reference
JC26
Height
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Width
11 cm (4 1/4")
hinese 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

Height
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Width
11 cm (4 1/4")
Condition
Two glaze lines to the outside and a hair line crack to the side as shown in the photograph