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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    A large carved soapstone inkstone

    JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)

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    A large carved soapstone inkstone
    Joseon Dynasty (19th century)
    Rectangular, with lobed sun-shaped grinding slab and crescent-moon-shaped reservoir, the top surface deeply carved with the small figure of a fisherman by a stream surrounded by overhanging pines, grape vines and bamboo across the rest of the surface, the sides uncarved and the base flat
    12 ¼ x 7 ¾ x 1 in. (31.1 x 19.7 x 2.5 cm.)


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