25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 21,250
A RARE SIGNED AND FINELY CARVED BISCUIT PORCELAIN INK STONE
The grinding surface conceived as a pond framed by rocks and a large pine tree, with a recumbent water buffalo and a scene of a scholar approaching a village on the far shore, the maker's mark, Da Qing Chen Guozhi zhi, in seal characters in relief on the base
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) across, box
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Chen Guozhi was one of several well-known potters, including Wang Bingrong and Li Youcheng, working in Jingdezhen in the early-mid 19th century who signed their more important pieces. The unusual mark emulates the six-character seal marks found on imperial ceramics made in Jingdezhen during the Qing dynasty.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London.
Paul Moss, Escape from the Dusty World, London, 1999, no. 94.
Robert H. Blumenfield, Blanc de Chine: The Great Porcelain of Dehua, Berkeley/Toronto, 2002, p. 200.