A Chinese blue and white brush pot,
Kangxi (1662-1722), of cylindrical form, the exterior finely inscribed with the text of the Shengzhu de Xianchen Song (Ode to the Finding of Virtuous Officials by the Divine Ruler) in kaishu script, finished with a seal mark reading Xi Chao Chuan Gu (Transmitting Antiquity from the Court of Kangxi), the base centred with a recessed circle enclosing a six-character Kangxi mark in underglaze blue,
The text Shengzhu de Xianchen Song was written by the Western Han poet Wang Bao (90-51 BC) for the Xuan Emperor (91-48 BC), in praise of the Emperor's attainment of able ministers.
For a similar lot, see Sotheby's, London, 15 May 2007, lot 52;
for examples with the same inscription, see Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 2 October 2018, lot 141 and Christie's, London, 5 Nov 2019, lot 188.
清康熙 青花圣主得贤臣颂文笔筒 《大清康熙年制》青花楷书款 《熙朝传古》青花篆书章
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Sold for £125,000
Provenance: From a private English collection in Suffolk.
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