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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1183

    A DEHUA BAMBOO-FORM FLUTE

    EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DEHUA BAMBOO-FORM FLUTE
    EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    The flute is shaped as a section of bamboo, with a notch at the mouth end, a collar with circular bosses at the other end, and finger holes in between. There is a knotted tie through a hole at one end. The flute is stored in three fitted boxes, the largest with an inscription dated to the Meiji period.
    22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm.) long, Japanese and Chinese wooden boxes


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    Provenance

    Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington.


    Literature

    S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 66.