A LARGE CARVED DUAN 'LOTUS LEAF' INK STONE
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A LARGE CARVED DUAN 'LOTUS LEAF' INK STONE

QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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A LARGE CARVED DUAN 'LOTUS LEAF' INK STONE
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The stone is naturalistically carved as a large lotus leaf, with undulating incurved edges, partially covering a small crab carved in relief using a green inclusion in the stone. The stone is a dark purplish color.
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long, fitted wood box, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Fujita Museum, Osaka, acquired prior to 1940.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

The combination of a crab and lotus leaf symbolizes happiness in harmony (xide hexie).

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