A Famille Verte Brush pot
China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722)
Height: 13.4 cm
Diameter: 10.3 cm
Literary sources were often produced on Chinese porcelain, not only for the domestic market, but also on export wares. Westerners we intrigued by the exoticism of the decorations, which later inspired for Chinoiserie items to be made in Europe.
Undoubtedly, the scene of the official with two boys on horseback in a mountainous surrounding derives from a literary Chinese tale. The serenity of the decoration would have been particularly appealing to a Chinese scholar and have a prominent place on his desk.
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