A CELADON-GLAZED CRACKLEWARE SCHOLAR'S ROCK
DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
It is finely potted in the form of a naturalistic scholar's rock of irregular and pierced form, covered overall in a rich celadon glaze with ice crackles. The flat base is unglazed and incised with a four-character Shendetang zhi mark in seal script within a square.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
A group of fine quality ceramics bearing the Shendetang, 'Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue', marks were made during the Jiaqing and Daoguang periods, as discussed by S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1971, p. 99.