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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1153

    A BAMBOO-FORM INK CAKE

    JIAQING FOUR-CHARACTER MOLDED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)

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    A BAMBOO-FORM INK CAKE
    JIAQING FOUR-CHARACTER MOLDED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
    Formed as a flattened section of bamboo, the ink cake is molded on one side with a pavilion in a bamboo grove with mountains in the background, and the reverse with two gilt inscriptions, one reading Jiaqing nian zhi ('made in the year of Jiaqing'), and the other, Yulinglong Guan ('Exquisite Jade Studio').
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) long


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    The scene depicted on the ink cake is of the Yulinglong Guan (Exquisite Jade Studio), one of the studios once located inside the Yuanmingyuan in Beijing.

    Provenance

    L'Asie Exotique, New York.