12 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,750
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
AN IMPERIAL LAPIS LAZULI INSCRIBED MOUNTAIN CARVING
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
The irregular boulder pierced and well carved in deep relief to depict a mountain with craggy surfaces, detailed with a pavilion beside pine trees beneath a gilt-highlighted short inscribed poem at the top, the reverse with a stepped path leading to the pavilion, the layered angular rockwork well rendered
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) wide, carved wood stand
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