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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 123

    A LARGE BAMBOO CARVING OF A MOUNTAIN

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE BAMBOO CARVING OF A MOUNTAIN
    19TH CENTURY
    Well carved around the sides with a gathering of scholars in a mountainous landscape, some seen traveling by horseback on mountain paths while others are already gathered in pavilions nestled amidst the trees, one of the buildings an open-sided stable where the heads of horses can be seen in a row, and near the top on one side a group of scholars is seen outside the entryway in a stone wall surrounding a pavilion with tiled roofs
    12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high


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    A related example of a bamboo mountain carved with immortals, scholars and attendants at various pursuits in the Kunlun mountains, formerly in the collection of the Pacific Asia Museum, was sold in these rooms, 20 September 2002, lot 147. Intricately carved bamboo mountains of this type are similar in their quality of carving and choice of motifs to those carved from jade.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 November 1986, lot 311.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN