17 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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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Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington.
S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 66.