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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1197

    A CARVED LINGBI STONE 'BRUSH WASHER'

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    A CARVED LINGBI STONE 'BRUSH WASHER'
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The lingbi stone has been worked to create an interior well, presumably to function as a brush washer. The dark areas of the stone are interspersed with white striations.
    9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide, wood stand


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    Provenance

    By repute, David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan


    Literature

    Gu Mingtang, Huaxia qi shi (Rare rocks of China), Shanghai, 1995, pl. 32.
    S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 22.