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A FINELY CARVED CELADON-GLAZED BRUSHPOT, BITONG
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A FINELY CARVED CELADON-GLAZED BRUSHPOT, BITONG

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A FINELY CARVED CELADON-GLAZED BRUSHPOT, BITONG
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The sides well carved with two bearded chilong with long knobby horns and bifurcated tails striding against a ground of dense lingzhi scroll, with incised details and between narrow borders of incised coiled scrolls, all under a glaze of pale olive-green tone, the rim and interior glazed white, the slightly concave foot with a broad unglazed ring encircling the white-glazed countersunk center
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Collection of Charlotte Dorrance Wright; Christie's, New York, 5-8 June 1978, lot 514.

Lot Essay

A brushpot from the H.M. Knight Collection with similar carving but with a band of keyfret around the mouth was included in the Exhibition Oosterse Schatten, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1954, no. 311. Compare, also, the example from the Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund, exhibited at the Dorchester International Ceramics Fair, London, June 1986, and later sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 16 May 1989, lot 51.

Another example without the borders around the mouth and base, from the E.T. Hall Collection, was sold in our London rooms, 7 June 2004, lot 119.

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