25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
AN ORANGE AND PALE YELLOW SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST
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.
E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, 1989.
Robert H. Blumenfield, Blanc de Chine: The Great Porcelain of Dehua, Berkeley/Toronto, 2002, p. 101, fig. C.