28 April 1997
A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED 'DRAGON' BRUSHPOT
Of cylindrical form, the exterior finely carved and incised with three striding chilongs in mutual pursuit on a ground of leafy lingzhi foliage, all between a key-fret meander at the rim and a double-line border at the base, the interior plain, the base with the mark Wenzhang Shandou, 'a weighty composition'
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., box
The Works of Art Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund, sold in Hong Kong, 16 May 1989, lot 166.
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On loan at the Dorchester International Ceramics Fair, London, June 1986.
The mark is translated as 'Scholarship high as the mountain and the Great Bear'.
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