• 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 908

    AN ORANGE AND PALE YELLOW SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST

    18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    AN ORANGE AND PALE YELLOW SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST
    18TH CENTURY
    Both sides carved as a mountainous landscape, with a fisherman seated with a basket on one side below an inscribed eight-character inscription, Bixi yuhu wan chui gou ('Man fishing at a clear lake in the evening'), and two seals
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) long, wood stand


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    A similarly carved soapstone carving of a mountainous landscape dated to the 18th century was included in the exhibition, Oriental Jewellery and Works of Art, The Oriental Art Gallery Limited, London, December 1994, no. 171.

    Provenance

    E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, 1989.


    Literature

    Robert H. Blumenfield, Blanc de Chine: The Great Porcelain of Dehua, Berkeley/Toronto, 2002, p. 101, fig. C.