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A Blue and White Brushpot
A Blue and White Brushpot

CHENGHUA MARK, KANGXI

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A Blue and White Brushpot Chenghua Mark, Kangxi Painted in seal script with 'ten thousand' shou characters and a studio seal, tang shao wan, the mark written within a sunken medallion in the center of the slightly concave base 7¼in. (18.4cm.) diam., wood stand

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A Kangxi-marked bruspot of this form similarly painted with shou characters, but in underglaze red, is illustrated in Zhongguo lidai taoci xuanji (Selected Chinese Ceramics from Han to Qing Dynasties), Chang Foundation, Taipei, 1990, p. 262, no. 129; and another also painted in underglaze red and raised on shallow supports, is illustrated in Qing Porcelain of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Periods from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 37, np. 20. See, also, the brushpot of this form painted in underglaze blue with poetic inscriptions, also bearing a Chenghua mark, but of Kangxi date, included in the exhibition, Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 9 June - 2 August 1992, no. 129.

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