• Lot 115

    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE

    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE
    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovale, à décor finement sculpté en utilisant les inclusions naturelles brunes de la pierre, sur une face de deux chevaux sous un grand pin, dans un paysage montagneux, une petite inscription au-dessus d'eux, le paysage se poursuivant au revers, le bouchon en corail cerclé d'ivoire
    Hauteur: 4,4 cm. (1¾ in.)


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    The present bottle is a very nice example of the Suzhou school style known as the Zhiting school. It combines inspired use of material with masterful control of the medium. Genius in interpreting different colored marking in stones relies upon the ability of the artist to give the impression that he has not been constrained in any way by the material. The inclusions are used with imagination to create a great effect.

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    Provenance

    Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain


    Saleroom Notice

    La partie verte du bouchon n'est pas en ivoire mais en os teinté
    The green part of the stopper is not made of ivory but made of bone


    Post Lot Text

    A FINELY CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SCHOOL OF ZHITING, SUZHOU, 18TH/19TH CENTURY