• Lot 55

    TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE

    CHINE, SIGNEE GAN HUAN, CIRCA 1834-1860

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    TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE
    CHINE, SIGNEE GAN HUAN, CIRCA 1834-1860
    De forme ovale, l'intérieur peint sur une face d'un paysage lacustre et montagneux, agrémenté d'un pavillon et d'arbres, le revers rehaussé d'une inscription calligraphiée à la fois en caractères kaishu et xingshu, signée Gan Huan et terminée par deux cachets, le bouchon en agate
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 6,8 cm. (2 5/8 in.)


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    The kaishu script inscription may be translated as follow:
    'I lift my head to admire the brilliant clouds as I please
    And I befriend the landscape to pass the years'

    The xingshu script inscription which is taken from the calligrapher Wang Xi Zhi's 'Seventeen Notes' may be translated as follow:
    'I know you shall be traveling to Wu prefecture soon to assume your duties as the district magistrate. It will be far away and unsuitable as a residence. Will Uncle (Chi Yin's younger brother Chi Tan) be traveling westward soon? Hope to hear from you. Shi Shan Ren (Stone Mountain Man)'

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SIGNED GAN HUAN, CIRCA 1834-1860