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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1119

    A LARGE BAMBOO ROOT SEAL

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE BAMBOO ROOT SEAL
    18TH CENTURY
    Of rhinoceros horn form, the seal is carved from a rhizome with a writhing chilong on one side, and the seal face is carved with four characters, ru ci jiang shan ('river and mountain such as this'). The bamboo is patinated to a reddish-brown tone.
    3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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