17 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN INSCRIBED DUAN INK STONE
LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The ink stone is carved in the form of a compact qin with a semi-circular well at one end, and raised on two round feet and two bracket feet, and carved on one side with a four-character inscription, Duanxi shang pin (top grade from Duan Creek), and a two-character seal, Shuwei, on the other side. Together with an angular hongmu ink rest, 18th-19th century; and a small huanghuali circular box, 18th century.
Ink stone: 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long, hongmu cover and stand; ink rest: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) wide; box: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam.
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Shuwei was the sobriquet of Zhang Tingji (1768-1848), a Qing dynasty epigraphist, calligrapher and collector and who was known for his extensive collection of books, antiques, paintings and calligraphy.
Ink stone: Ralph M. Chait, New York, 1987.
Box: E & J Frankel, New York.
Please note the second item in this lot should be a hongmu ink rest.
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