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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1178

    A BROWN-LACQUERED PORCELAIN MODEL OF A QIN

    MING-QING DYNASTY (1368-1911)

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    A BROWN-LACQUERED PORCELAIN MODEL OF A QIN
    MING-QING DYNASTY (1368-1911)
    The bridge sits on two short hoof-form feet, and the form tapers down to the rounded end, fitted with serpentine pegs on the base. The qin is covered overall in a warm, brown lacquer, with an inscription on one side reading Da Ming Chenghua er nian Defu chong xiu (relacquered in the House of De in the second year of the Chenghua Reign).
    44 ¼ in. (112.4 cm.) long


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    Literature

    M. Knight, 'Scholar's Objects in the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection', Orientations, May 1999, p. 51, fig. 5.


    Exhibited

    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2002-2015.