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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 649

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The brush pot is decorated in vibrant tones of blue with an official, his attendant and horse, followed by a pair of boys holding banners, a spotted deer, a crane and a pair of figures carrying goods, all in a continuous landscape.
    7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    DAY TWO: AFTERNOON SESSION - 2 PM (LOTS 649-770 INCLUSIVE)

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE HANS J. CHRISTENSEN (1922-1985) (LOTS 649-669 INCLUSIVE)

    Christies is delighted to offer for sale the collection of the late Hans J. Christensen (1922-1985), Secretary of the Royal Danish Legation in Beijing between 1952 & 1954.

    This was Christensen’s first posting and he was given the task of setting up the Danish Embassy in China. Christensen quickly became an influential figure in political circles and enjoyed a successful career as Danish ambassador with postings in Washington and Eastern Europe. It was during his short period in Beijing that he became interested in Chinese art.