1292
1292

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION

A SET OF SIX GILT-INSCRIBED INK CAKES QING DYNASTY, SIGNED HU KAIWEN
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1292

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION

A SET OF SIX GILT-INSCRIBED INK CAKES QING DYNASTY, SIGNED HU KAIWEN
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art

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A SET OF SIX GILT-INSCRIBED INK CAKES QING DYNASTY, SIGNED HU KAIWEN
each of a different form, with relief molded figural scenes to one side, the reverse with a gilt inscription in varying scripts within polychrome foliate borders, the sides signed Hu Kaiwen in raised characters, lacquer box and cover (8)
Length of longest cake 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

Hu Kaiwen, active during the Qianlong period, was a famous inkcake maker from Huizhou of Anhui province. Together with Cao Sugong, Wang Jinsheng, and Wang Jie'an, these artisans were praised as the 'Four Grand Scholar-Inkmakers' of 'Hui ink'.

Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art

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New York