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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3387

    AN INSCRIBED AND DATED DUAN INKSTONE

    DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE FIRST YEAR OF JIAQING, CORRESPONDING TO 1796, OR EARLIER

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    AN INSCRIBED AND DATED DUAN INKSTONE
    DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE FIRST YEAR OF JIAQING, CORRESPONDING TO 1796, OR EARLIER
    The rectangular inkstone is carved with a smoothly polished grinding surface inclining into a troughed inkwell. One vertical side and the base are carved with inscriptions by Ruan Yuan with a Jiaqing yuannian (first year of Jiaqing) date.
    5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) long, stand, box


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    Provenance

    Collection of Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855-1932), Prime Minister of Japana from 1931 to 1932