• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 904

    A RARE EAGLEWOOD (CHENXIANGMU) WRIST REST

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE EAGLEWOOD (CHENXIANGMU) WRIST REST
    18TH CENTURY
    The convex side in the form of a tree trunk carved in relief with a butterfly hovering above chrysanthemum growing from rocks at the base
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high


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    Compare the eaglewood wrist rest similarly carved with chrysanthemum reserved against a slightly irregular background in the Qing Court collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Small Refined Articles of the Study, Shanghai, 2009, p. 181, no. 165.

    Provenance

    Nicholas Grindley, London.