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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 192

    A famille verte brushpot, bitong


    Price Realised  


    A famille verte brushpot, bitong
    Painted with a rectangular panel depicting two conversing scholars on a bridge in a moonlit river landscape, the reverse with a kingfisher perched on a cluster of trailing peony and bamboo, divided by two poems, some glaze frits
    13.2 cm. high, 10.5 cm. diam.

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    A free translation of the poems are: 'In the mountains guest and friends meet; they do not stop talking; in doing this they sometimes meet by the bridge they must cross'; and: 'I name the fallen chrysanthemum as my brother, and am the master of the autumn river, prunus and bamboo are both lovable, as a red skirt may love the green well dressed man'.

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    J.M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 2002