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A BLACK LINGBI Y-SHAPED SCHOLAR'S ROCK
A BLACK LINGBI Y-SHAPED SCHOLAR'S ROCK

18TH/19TH CENTURY

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A BLACK LINGBI Y-SHAPED SCHOLAR'S ROCK
18TH/19TH CENTURY
The central, undulating shaft rising vertically from a small base and branching to form a 'Y' shape with one long and one short branch, the lustrous, evenly colored black stone with richly textured, dimpled surface
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high, late 18th/19th century Jiangnan-style wood stand
Literature
N. Berliner, 'The Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Rocks', Orientations, November 1990, p. 73, fig. 9.
R.D. Mowry, Worlds Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars' Rocks, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 1997, p. 183, no. 16.
Exhibited
The Art Complex, Duxbury, Massachusetts.

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As cited by Robert D. Mowry in the entry for the present rock in Worlds Within Worlds, op. cit, p. 182, a radiocarbon test performed on a sample taken from the wood stand dated the wood itself between 1665 and 1825, a chronological span consistent with the present attribution.

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