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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1141

    A LIMESTONE SCHOLAR'S ROCK

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    A LIMESTONE SCHOLAR'S ROCK
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The rock is composed of several striated layers suggestive of a thick stalk of bamboo. The hardwood base is inscribed by Qu Yingshao (1780-1849).
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high, inscribed hardwood stand, Japanese box


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    The inscription on the stand is a four-syllabled prose referring to the present rock by Qu Yingshao (1779-1850), stating that he acquired this rock, which resembles bamboo, from the market at Wumen, and that he inscribed the stand to commemorate this acquisition.

    Provenance

    Kagedo Gallery, Orcas, Washington.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot does not have a box.


    Literature

    S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999, no. 36.
    S. Little, "Spirit Stones of China: The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection", Orientations, May 1999, p. 38, fig. 13.
    A. Wong (ed.), Tea, Wine and Poetry: Qing dynasty literati and their drinking vessels, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 127, no. 42.


    Exhibited

    The University of Hong Kong and China Institute Gallery, Tea, Wine and Poetry: Qing dynasty literati and their drinking vessels, 1 December 2006 - 4 February 2007 and 29 March 2007 - 16 June 2007.