16 November 1999
A ROCK CRYSTAL PRUNUS VASE
qianlong (1736 - 1795)
Carved as a pine trunk surrounded by openwork branches, flowers, bamboo and lingzhi, the crystal clear
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high, carved wood stand
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Compare a similar example exhibited, International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts London, 1935-6, Catalogue, no.2900.
Please note there is a rim chip on this vase.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately