16 - 17 September 2010
A RARE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE' SCHOLAR'S ROCK
The blackish-grey stone of delicate, tracery-like form, with greyish-white 'chrysanthemum' inclusions
12 3/8 in. (31.3 cm.) high, wood stand
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R. Rosenblum, Art of the Natural World: Resonances of Wild Nature in Chinese Sculptural Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2001, p. 60, fig. 35.
A slightly larger 'chrysanthemum stone' scholar's rock is illustrated in Zhongguo gu dai shang shi (Classical Chinese Rocks), Beijing, 2002, p. 229, which was sold in these rooms, 20 September 2002, lot 84.
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