A Chinese blue and white brushpot. Kangxi
A Chinese porcelain blue and white brush pot (bitong) of round and waisted form. This bitong is decorated in vivid and rich cobalt blue tones with a mountainous river landscape with rocks, a pavilion, a travelling attendant and a lone fisherman steering his boat to shore.
Such mountainous river landscapes were a popular theme amongst the literati during the Kangxi period and can be found on blue and white brush pots in many famous collections.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 5.31 in. / 4.13 in. (13.5 cm / 10.5 cm)
- Reference :
For a comparable bitong, see Christie’s NYC, An Era of Inspiration: 17th-Century Chinese Porcelains from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis, 16 march 2015, lot 3582.